Together we stand: collaborating against division

Julia Brothers
Victoria Welborn

19 Mar 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Roger Ockrent Room (Chateau)

Political polarization is growing rapidly and its speed has been accelerated by the rise of digital technology and communications. As the defenders of tech for good, this workshop will explore how civic technologists can leverage technology to combat the consequences of populism, specifically related to its effects on social media. This workshop will explore the impact of the current efforts to combat disinformation and hate speech and how civic technologists can help shift social media monitoring from a “whack-a-mole” approach (flagging and removing problematic content in a piecemeal fashion) to greater systemic change. This workshop will be led by NDI in partnership with other practitioners.