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).

Sunday, July 30 • 15:30 - 17:00
Session 6B: Bots

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Lina Gomez

Assistant Professor, Universidad del Este
Assistant Professor, Communication Program, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico. PhD in Business with a concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Sustainability from Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain. Research... Read More →

Sunday July 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
TRS 1-075 - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C9

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