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2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil

Our online behaviour is far from virtual–it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political uprising, raise money for charities, extend teaching and learning outside the classroom, etc. However, mirroring offline experiences, we have also seen social media being used to spread propaganda and misinformation, recruit terrorists, live stream criminal activities, reinforce echo chambers by politicians, and perpetuate hate and oppression (such as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic behaviour).

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Friday, July 28 • 20:00 - 23:00
Social at ‘Spring Sushi’ (Beer & Wine Reception)

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Location: 10 Dundas St East (Cineplex building corner of Yonge & Dundas St. This is also the same building where the Social Media Lab is located.) *

*When you enter 10 Dundas East, take escalators up the 4th floor or look for the elevator bank (marked as Office Tower) next to Starbucks on the 1st floor. 


Friday July 28, 2017 20:00 - 23:00 EDT
Spring Sushi 10 Dundas St. East 4th Floor