Keynote – Charles Kriel
Collusion – how social networks manipulate news, radicalise opinion and destroy democracy
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are breaking democracy. Despite claims to have set up fake news war rooms, and invested in thousands of moderators, the social networks’ daily practices – indeed their fundamental design – radicalise users. The results? Genocide. Assassination. And a new velocity in the rise of Putin’s influence over ever-more-fragile democracies. Charles Kriel brings back notes from the front lines of the data wars.