CFE Virtual Forum Series: Platforms of Distortion – Can They Be Fixed?

CFE Virtual Forum Series: Platforms of Distortion – Can They Be Fixed?


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Tuesday June 30, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209


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CFE Virtual Forum Series:

Digital platforms are perfect delivery systems for gossip and entertainment. Unfortunately they now distribute most of our news. What should we do when the structural flaws of social media distort the public sphere by incentivizing misinformation, filter bubbles, electoral interference and trolling? Join a panel that will discuss how large platforms like Facebook and Twitter have distorted newsgathering and public interest debate, and what might be done to correct this. 

Zoom link to event: ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209

Panelists:

Matt Bailey, Digital Freedom Program Director, PEN America

Brendan de Caires, Executive Director, PEN Canada.

Petra Molnar, Acting Director, International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto

Moderator:

James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

Co-sponsor: PEN Canada

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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