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Anti-Social Media? The New Monopolists Of The Information Age




  • Time

    Conversation starts at 9.30am

  • Location

    The Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2

The Media Society is delighted to offer our members the chance to attend The Institute of Communication Ethics' Annual Conference, to coincide with the launch of Anti-Social Media edited by Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, John Mair and Richard Tait.

Social media is supposed to be the big liberator and democratiser of our era; the platform for everyone to use.. and abuse. But have we created our own digital monster full of ‘fake news’, bile, bullying, bots, trolling and more? Is ‘social’ media precisely the opposite?

This is the focus of this year’s ICE conference, with presentations from 9.30am on:

  • Anti-social networking? Social media and punishment attacks in post-conflict Northern Ireland (Faith Gordon & Paul Reilly)
  • Inspecting nonviolence in mainstream and social media. Actorness and efficacy (Silvia De Michelis)
  • Young people’s views on the risks of social media misuse (Holly Powell-Jones)
  • Online trolls and the freedom of speech: are the bullies taking over? (Claire Wolfe)
  • Hostility targeted at MPs on Twitter: Using sentiment analysis on large datasets of @messages (Amy Binns)
  • Fighting the hand the feeds you: A quantitative study of the journalistic sources of the left-wing political blog The Canary (Sean Dodson)
  • Prioritizing profit over privacy: Facebook’s research and privacy violations leading up to Cambridge Analytica (Chloe Nurik)
  • Open discourse: a media theory for the twenty-first century (Denis Muller)

The book launch of Anti-Social Media? will follow in the same venue, with Professor Patrick Barwise of the London Business School.

Booking Full Day Conference:

Please email f.thompson287@gmail.com or f.thompson@yorksj.ac.uk with details of your booking and send money via bank transfer to:

HSBC Bank, 71321536, 40-28-15

Cheques can also be taken on the day, made out to The Institute of Communication Ethics Limited.

Places are £60 per delegate, or £5 for registered students and include a sandwich lunch.

Booking The Evening Event:

Tickets cost £10 for Media Society Members, £15 for guests and non-members and £5 for students. Book via Eventbrite.

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