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Can Social Media influence Elections?

12. July 2017 @ 18:30 - 21:00

The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser of the University of the Arts in Berlin and Joanna Bronowicka, Director of the Center for Internet at Human Rights of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt / Oder.

It was followed by a keynote by Dr. Michał Kosiński from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a discussion with Dr. Michał Kosiński, Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser, Joanna Bronowicka and the activist and hacker Anne Roth, who also works for the left in the German Bundestag. The discussion focused on questions like: What impact does technology have on elections? Can the micro-targeting of political advertising alter the voting behavior of individuals? What measures are needed to safeguard fundamental freedoms and human rights, freedom of decision, freedom of expression and right to privacy?

The event was moderated by Prof. Anja Mihr, Head of the Center on Governance through Human Rights.

Program

18:30-19:00 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser, Director Institute for Art in Context, Universität der Künste

Joanna Bronowicka, Director Center for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina

Dr. Anja Mihr, Program Director, Center on Governance through Human Rights of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform

 

19:00-20:00 Keynote lecture & Discussion

“Digital footprints: Predicting psychological traits from social network data”

Dr Michał Kosiński, Assistant Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA

 

20:00-21:00 Panel & Open Discussion

Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser, Director Institute for Art in Context, Universität der Künste

Dr. Michał Kosiński, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA

Joanna Bronowicka, Director, Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Anne Roth, Activist, Hacker and Researcher, Die Linke, German Bundestag

Moderation: Dr. Anja Mihr, Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights

The event was part of the event series “Governance through Human Rights in the digital space” taking place in spring/summer 2017 in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Viadrina Center Internet and Human Rights, Reporters without Boarders, the Berlin University of Arts (Universität der Künste) und Posteo.

Details

Date:
12. July 2017
Time:
18:30 - 21:00
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Venue

Universität der Künste (Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin)
Hardenbergstraße 33
Berlin, 10623 Deutschland
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