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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).

Saturday, July 29 • 11:00 - 12:30
Session 1B: Theories & Methods

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Moderators
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Bernie Hogan

Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Dr Bernie Hogan is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, a department at the University of Oxford. His work sits in between social theory and methodological advances using big data. Concerning theory, Bernie’s work focuses on the ‘exhibitional approach’ and third... Read More →

Saturday July 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
TRS 1-075 - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C9

Attendees (18)