Social Media Penetration: Implications for Civil Society

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Hosted by Edelman

BFI Southbank: Stage One South Block London SE1 8XT




This will be the first US election year where there are more Facebook users in the USA than there are voters. Over one in ten people say it is their main source of news, and more people now trust a social media algorithm to select news for them than trust a human editor to do the same. Meanwhile, Facebook has been accused of political bias in the US media.

These platforms and the algorithms that power them are taking on a prime role in public debate. It’s time to take a hard look at how social media is shaping civil society.


Venue & Location

BFI Southbank: Stage One

South Block
London, SE1 8XT





Social Media Week

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Social Media Penetration: Implications for Civil Society

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  • Emran Mian

     

    Emran Mian

    Director

    Social Market Foundation

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  • Nic Newman

     

    Nic Newman

    Lead Author

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2016

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  • Nick Pickles

     

    Nick Pickles

    Head of UK Public Policy

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  • Ed Williams

     

    Ed Williams

    UK CEO

    Edelman

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