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06 December 2017

Social media - in the service of democracy?

On 6 December 2017, the world renowned U.S. Assistant Professor Margaret E. Roberts will lecture on social media, democracy and politics in Copenhagen.

Social media platforms have become arenas for political battles. For years, Assistant Professor Margaret E. Roberts, University of California, has studied how authoritarian regimes use social media to spread propaganda and how they restrict citizens' access to information by censoring social media platforms as Facebook and Twitter.

On 6 December 2017 at 17.00-18.30 (doors open at 16.30), Assistant Professor Roberts will give a lecture on social media and politics in the banquet hall of University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads. Subsequently, Professor Adler-Nissen who is director of the research project Digital Disinformation, will moderate questions from the audience.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures called "Det vi ved - det vi kan" (What we know - what we can) developed by Politiken, the Carlsberg Foundation and University of Copenhagen with support from Carlsberg Mindelegat.

Participation is free. Registration is necesarry.

For registration and more information (in Danish), please follow this link.