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A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman: Fixing Social Media

Event Details

March 4, 2021
4:00 pm


Free admission
Mythreyi Krishnan

This event is part of the Computing & Social Justice series and will be moderated by Laura Haas, Dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences 

Social networks like Facebook are an institution that have lost public trust over the past decade as their importance and influence has become increasingly clear. This loss of confidence presents an opportunity: instead of aspiring to fix social networks, we can imagine and build new tools that support our ability to be good neighbors and good citizens. What could social networks look like if their goal was not maximizing shareholder profit, but seek to strengthen our democracies. This talk explores the idea of software designed around civic values and seeks to make social change through creating publicly-funded social media. 

This event is part two of a two part conversation with Ethan Zuckerman titled 'How to Fix Social Media…and Civic Life, and Everything Else.'