Civil Discourse Series: Social Media and Society
|Date||Thu, Oct 1, 7:00pm - 8:00pm|
The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.
In today’s society, news and information increasingly circulate through platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a conversation addressing the critical issues around social media. In a space where misinformation and bias are so common, how do we engage with each other online in a civil and informed manner? What level of control should social media platforms exert over the content shared on their platforms? Is it their responsibility to regulate or call attention to misinformation or bias in posts, images, and ads, or is it solely up to users to engage with social media critically?
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a conversation moderated by Lata Nott, attorney and Fellow for the First Amendment at the Freedom Forum, with Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University; Amy S. Mitchell, Director of Journalism Reserach at Pew Research Center; and Dave Sifry, Vice President of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) for the Anti-Defamation League. The program will include a special introduction from Joel Schwitzer, Regional Director, AJC Dallas.
Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used.
About the Panelists
Amy S. Mitchell is Director of Journalism Research at Pew Research Center. She is responsible for the Center’s research related to news and information, including how the public accesses, engages with and creates news, what news organizations are providing, and how technology is changing all of these elements. Mitchell is an expert in research design, methods evaluation, analysis and writing. She specializes in how technology is changing the flow of news information today and the influence of political identity on news choices. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Mitchell was a congressional research associate at the American Enterprise Institute.
Dave Sifry is Vice President of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) for the Anti-Defamation League. In this role, Sifry leads a team developing proactive solutions and producing cutting-edge research to protect vulnerable populations. In its efforts to advocate change at all levels of society, CTS serves as a vital resource to legislators, journalists, universities, community organizations, tech platforms and anyone who has been a target of online hate and harassment. Sifry joined ADL in 2019 after a storied career as a technology entrepreneur and executive, founding six companies including Linuxcare and Technorati.
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