Ringvorlesung Digital Society Initiative (DSI)
Digital technology is changing democracy. The internet promised to improve political engagement, but enthusiasm for its potential to invigorate democracy now goes hand in hand with concerns that digital tools are being misused to manipulate public opinion, sway elections and control citizens. Is "digital democracy" a contradiction?
The lectures in this series will address this question with a focus on the role of social media and fake news, both in established democracies and in countries on the edge between democracy and autocracy.
25.9.2019, 18:15: Can Democracy Survive the Internet? (EN)Prof. Dr. Nathaniel Persily, Stanford Law School; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 77, 8006 Zürich
23.10.2019, 18:15: #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder: Assessing the Health of Political Conversations on Twitter (EN)Prof. Dr. Rebekah Tromble, George Washington University; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
6.11.2019, 18:15: Can Digital Literacy Save Us from Fake News? (EN)Prof. Dr. Jason Reifler, University of Exeter; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
20.11.2019, 18:15: From Liberation to Turmoil: Social Media and Democracy (EN)Prof. Dr. Joshua A. Tucker, New York University; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
4.12.2019, 18:15: Soziale Medien und politische GewaltProf. Dr. Anita Gohdes, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Ort: KOL, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich