Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER, 13:10—13:50, GARDEN ROOM, Barbican Centre, London Originally published on Battle of Ideas festival. In recent years, social media have become the focus of debates about free speech, and the issue is rapidly coming to a head. Last October, a conservative outlet, Prager University, sued Google for demonetising its videos on YouTube. Prager claimed that Continue Reading

Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?