Policy Crunch: Navigating the "wild west" of the internet from social media to digital governance

Half day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • March 3, 20205:30pm - 7:30pm
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Social media is a popular tool for sharing news, information and ideas, and for friends and family to stay in touch.  

Social media also has a 'dark side’: fake news, micro targeting, internet bots and trolls, and hate speech. For example, the Liberal Party in their 2019 Election Platform committed to “target online hate speech, exploitation and harassment.”

Join us for a non-partisan conversation about digital governance, regulating information online, and countering hate speech in the ‘wild west’ of the internet.

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Networking begins at 5:30PM

Speakers begin at 6:00PM

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Sandra Robinson

Full-time teaching faculty in The School of Journalism and Communication in the Communication and Media Studies program, Carleton University

Jessica Smith

Policy Analyst, Facebook Canada

Sherry Aske

Digital storyteller, podcast host, and former CBC Ottawa producer and journalist