Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Outrage, social pressure, clickbait, and the sheer pace of social media create intense pressure on scholarly inquiry, shaping what questions are asked and how conclusions are shared. While platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can connect thinkers and help spread information, they can also affect what constitutes acceptable discourse, and even play a role in determining what is taught in institutions of higher learning.
Join HxA Faculty Fellow Ilana Redstone, Associate Professor in Communication Lindsay Hoffman, and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy Chris Bail to explore the impact of social media on knowledge production and how we can improve our practices in the age of unprecedented information exchange and exposure.