On the 21st of Jan 2021 we invite all of you to join our grand aligning of cyberspace during The Broken Internet Symposium. The event will start at 4PM CET and conclude at 6:30 PM.
TBIS will be structured as follows:
4:00 PM – Introduction and Agenda Setting
4:05 PM – Presentations by Speakers
4:15 PM – Panel 1: Information Gatekeepers and Democracy – Freedom of Speech vs Moderation, Extreme News and Online Manipulation
5:00 PM – Panel 2: Are Media Dead Yet? The impact of advertising, algorithmic ranking and misinformation on media and journalism
5:45 PM – Panel 3: How to disrupt the Status Quo in the Internet Media Convergence
6:30 PM The Event Concludes
We shall discuss:
1) The issue of professional journalism & news dependency on advertising and the monopoly of the internet gatekeepers
2) Biased and fake-news as an implication of promotion of only extreme contents by Social Media ranking engines and Google rank – only strong sentiment sells.
3) The growing polarization of news and online discourse (right/left, republican/democrat etc.) as an implication of both advertising, lobbying and algorithmic dissemination – social bubbles on social media and paid political content dissemination.
4) The major risks for modern democracies being affected by compromised media and profit-driven news & information dissemination
SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION DETAILS
Date, time and place: January 21, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Central European Time. The online symposium will be hosted on the Zoom platform.
Working language: English (Translation is not provided during discussions. Materials will be translated after the symposium to several EU languages).
Registration: Participation is completely free of charge. Registration is necessary. You can register with few very simple steps at any time prior to event by following the link available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-broken-internet-symposium-tickets-132452102805. Simply press register as participant and fill in the required information.
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