At this event, we will look specifically at the threat aspect of social media – while algorithms can have effects on our online behaviours, they can also influence actions in real life. When online, we are not fully informed about how much data we leave behind and for what purposes it might be used. While it is worrying for every social media user, it is especially sensitive in the aspect of operational security. The conference will also discuss the trends in online influence operations and opportunities to mitigate the risks of malicious use of social media.
We will present studies addressing influence operations in the Far East, geo-targeting in elections, deep fake technology, and the results from our experiment evaluating the efforts of social media platforms to tackle online disinformation. This event will conclude with an outlook on which regulations are needed in the digital space.
At this event we will focus on the latest trends in digital communication and will give an opportunity to bring back home a few new tricks that will improve your communication efforts. We know that more and more people are going online from their phones - what does it mean for communicators? We will look at the campaign measurement techniques and target audiences, as well as focus on the important aspect of audience insights and listening tools - how to get and analyse the data.
The Seminar will discuss the changing role of social media and the effect it has on the communication process:
1. Innovations in online information environment analysis.
2. Instant messaging apps: exploiting direct communication to spread disinformation.
3. Social media and elections: exploiting the online environment to influence election processes.
During this event we will present a series of studies, with a focus on new and existing social media vulnerabilities, repeatedly exploited by hostile actors. Please note that this event will take place in Washington, DC.
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