Platforms, Power, and Democracy
Join CBC Ideas’ host Nahlah Ayed and renowned international experts Joan Donovan, Michael Wagner, and Renée DiResta for a conversation focused on better understanding the power and influence that platforms have on society and what can be done to better govern the role they play in shaping our democracy.
This fireside chat features three experts who are uniquely positioned to speak to the ways social media platforms exert their considerable influence to shape research and the policymaking process in this space. The conversation will move beyond just identifying the impacts this behaviour has on our democracies, with the goal of generating ideas about how to move forward for those researching and governing these society-shaping technologies.
The Media Ecosystem Observatory (MEO), an interdisciplinary collaboration between McGill University and the University of Toronto that studies media ecosystem health, is delighted to host this conversation as part of the larger Canadian Digital Media Research Network's (CDMRN) conference.