Online event: Social, political and tech dilemmas raised by social media censorship

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digital stylised image, female looking to left in front of city landscape Explore how technology, law, business and the humanities intersect on social media, and how we navigate this world.

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Date:
Tuesday 29 September 2020 05:30 pm until Tuesday 29 September 2020 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Future Students Centre
1300 135 045
Presented by:
Dr Kirsty Duncanson, Course Coordinator- Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology
Type of Event:
Future Student Information
Cost:
Free

Right now, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram seem to be keeping us together as governments are asking us to keep our distance. Like miniature archives, we upload our experiences, opinions, games, songs, dance and lip sync challenges on the internet. Many of us spend listless hours scrolling through thirty second grabs, homemade memes or cranky diatribes. Meanwhile, the companies supporting social media are rapidly altering their policies and practices as they respond to media attention. Think data security and sharing, ownership and distribution of content, censorship and government surveillance.

Social media is where the intersections between technology and the humanities, law and business seem most acute. Companies in this space need people with interdisciplinary skills to help navigate these complicated issues – people who can see the bigger picture, not just their specialty. The Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology is the degree tech industry leaders are calling for. Is this new field of expertise where you would like to forge your career?

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