Social Media Networks and Production of Discourses, May 11th

Social media is simultaneously reviled and celebrated for its role in social movements and public discourse. It is as much an enabler as it is a hindrance to the democratic engagement of voices. With a vast possibility of outcomes, and given its impact on the nation’s destiny, social media networks have not yet been given due attention.

More regulation is not an answer, but self-regulation is an oxymoron.

In this talk, Sandeep Khurana, researcher on tech in the public sphere, will present two contrasting and contemporary case studies on the role of social media in #MeTooIndia and hate speech, to draw insights and trigger discussion on the path ahead.

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