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Is social media ruling the world?

The expansion of social media sees us spiralling towards tailored algorithms, fake news and geopolitical influence. Can the power of an instant communications system really be beneficial for humankind?

The expansion of social media sees us spiralling towards tailored algorithms, fake news and geopolitical influence. Can the power of an instant communications system really be beneficial for humankind?

Sun 25 Sept
3pm — 4.30pm
£10
+ Concessions available
Howard Assembly
Room

Social media influences what people think, what they buy and what they do; what they say, how they live and that’s before we consider the impacts of cyber-bullying, relaying false information, and the coordination of terrorist groups. What is really going on and how far can it yet grow? One thing is for sure, in a world of 7.7 billion people, 4.4 billion are connected to the internet and that’s some scale of control or audience to command. Our panel includes powerful thinkers and innovators from the digital sphere. Come and experience a truly world class debate into the horrors and the joys we all know about social media and where our future will take us.

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