Emerging Trends in Social Media

Date: 
25th March 2019
Event location/address: 
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel

Seminar registration link.

The Seminar will discuss the changing role of social media and the effect it has on the communication process.

1. Innovations in online information environment analysis.

  • Given the myriad ways in which groups and individuals have used social media to advance their goals, what are the updated tools and frameworks to better make sense of the online information environment? 

2. Instant messaging apps: exploiting direct communication to spread disinformation

  • Instant messaging apps are used by billions around the world. While it can be a force for good, it can also be used by belligerent actors to spread disinformation very quickly. How can we better tackle disinformation spread through instant messReaging apps?

3. Social media and elections: exploiting the online environment to influence election processes

  • The online environment will continue to be exploited to influence the elections processes. How can citizens be better protected against the ill-effects of such exploitation?

In 2017, we also held a seminar on “Trends in Social Media and Their Further Development” (watch videos from the seminar 2017 here), and in 2018, we focused on “Social Media, Communication and Security” (watch videos from the seminar 2018 here).  

* The seminar fee is 50 EUR per person and should be paid by credit card or invoice upon registration. For more information see Practicalities.