City University of Hong Kong, China
19 Mar 2019, 3 p.m.
· Room D (Chateau)
Although early research supported an optimistic view that social media can reinvigorate our social, civic and political lives, we are now less optimistic about their impact — the discussion of echo chambers and political polarisation seems to dominate our daily discourse.
Why did social media platforms suddenly become the villains in the story of technology and democracy, and what has the social impact been?
The Civic Tech conference that plugs a gap in debate, networking and research between practitioners, commentators, academics and funders of civic technology.
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