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Thursday, March 21 • 11:00 - 11:15
[Keynote] Democracy in the light of social media

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Social networks contribute to the democratic transition as they serve as platforms for citizens to mobilize and express themselves. However, what may appear to be a 'public square' is in fact often times still private, and their interests are not necessarily aligned with society's interests. Filter bubbles, propagation of fake news, use of data for political purposes... are these social networks a danger to democracy or, on the contrary, are they an essential place of expression and change that are necessary for the redistribution of political roles and powers? 

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Benjamin BAYART

Co-founder, La Quadrature du Net
Benjamin Bayart is a telecommunications expert and former President of the FDN (French Data Network), France's oldest independent and associative Internet access provider. He is also the co-president of La Quadrature du Net, and an activist for net neutrality and free software... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00 - 11:15 CET
Salle Descamps

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