Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Sep22

Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The internet promised to bring people closer together and to empower individuals by bypassing publishers and broadcasters who had acted as gatekeepers between speakers and mass audiences. It has enabled new voices to be heard and sparked the formation of new communities and new movements. What sorts of speech should be permitted and prohibited online? And who should decide?

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Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
Sep22

Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?

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