Data’s Dirty Tricks: The new spaces of fake news, harvesting, and contortion
In this panel we invite three individuals from different backgrounds, within and outside of the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, to offer their take on data’s dirty tricks. In an age where fake news is on the rise and data is harvested from social media platforms and beyond, what is the impact upon us all? We ask, what are the landscapes of fake news, harvesting and its contortions to conventional democratic spaces? How is it possible to respond, tie together, and understand new forms of geopolitical strategy? How do democracies respond to big data and what should be done? This panel seeks to explore this from people who take alternative approaches and offer insights into how it has impacted us so far, what is being done to tackle it, and what should be done in the future.
Date: 15 November 2018, 16:30 (Thursday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2018)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Herbertson Room
Speakers: James Ball (Journalist and Author), Dr Lina Dencik (Cardiff University), Dr Vidya Narayanan (University of Oxford), Andrew Dywer (university of Oxford)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organisers: Andrew Dwyer (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford), Daniel Bos (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
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Part of: SoGE Political Worlds Cluster Events
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Deborah Strickland, Chris White, Helen Morley, Donna Palfreman