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Program: "Anti-Social Media: Digital Space and the Destabilization of Democracy"

Event Type: Adult Events
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior, Teen
Date: 9/20/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
Description:
 In what ways do celebrated technologies such as Facebook and Google reinforce stereotypes and weaken our democracy? What role do such media platforms play in exacerbating the pervasive social distrust in the country? Humanities NY, the Buffalo Humanities Festival and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library invite you to join two of the country's most incisive critics for a discussion of our digital world. This conversation, which launches the Festival, features Safiya Umoja Noble (Asst. Professor, USC Annenberg School of Communication, author of "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism") and Siva Vaidhyanathan (Professor, Media Studies, University of VA, author of "Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy" and "The Googlization of Everything - And Why We Should Worry"). Moderated by Ulises Mejias (Assoc Professor, SUNY Oswego Communications Studies, and HNY Board member). Free and open to the public; registration requested but not required --https://buffalohumanities.org/2018-festival-revolutions/tickets/
Library: Central Library