Fox News’ Eboni K. Williams Joins Social Media Week New York Lineup



In this fireside chat, Williams joins Doug Melville of TBWA\CHIAT\DAY to explore how individuals and brands can maintain authenticity.


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The 10th annual Social Media Week returns to New York next month and will explore the impact of technology on brands and culture and seek out solutions for a more collaborative future. The final agenda is now live on our new redesigned website and we are excited to announce the addition of Fox News Channel personality Eboni K. Williams and Doug Melville (Chief Diversity Officer at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY) to our most diverse lineup yet!

The internet has dissolved borders, democratized the media landscape, and dramatically expedited the speed at which information is shared among people. At the very same time, it has created an environment that’s rife with hateful rhetoric, public shaming, and anonymous “angry mobs.” Fox News Channel personality Eboni K. Williams knows this all too well.

Last August, the attorney, best-selling author, and TV host took to the airwaves to publicly denounce President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. As a result of her candid commentary, she almost immediately became the victim of anonymous cyber-bullying, with messages spanning from hateful vitriol to unequivocal death threats.

During their fireside chat titled, “When the Internet Turns Against You: Owning Your Truth in the Age of Cyberbullying,” Williams and Melville explore how individuals and brands can maintain authenticity in an age of rampant public shaming and cyberbullying.

Williams will share her experiences as a public figure living in this world and provide advice for people and brands who get on the wrong side of anonymous angry mobs online. Moreover, she will share insights on how society can maintain its sense of reason when social media platforms are increasingly optimized for serving people with purposefully incendiary content.

Learn from 150+ business leaders and senior marketers at the 10th annual Social Media Week, held in New York April 24-27, 2016. Register here.

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