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Searching for News in a Social Media Algorithm

26th February 2021 | Synergia Forum : 98

Searching for News in a Social Media Algorithm
Ethan Zuckerman
Former Director of Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Co-developer of Media Cloud
Searching for News in a Social Media Algorithm
Govindraj Ethiraj
Co-founder, Ping Digital Broadcast; India Spend, BOOM and FactChecker.

To deconstruct social media and technological pressures on credible news.

Key Questions?

  • What is the future of credible news?
  • Is it dependent on new age entities?
  • How do we ensure algorithms do not scuttle viewpoints?
  • Is an international framework the need of the hour?
  • What kind of a monitoring mechanism is needed?
  • What legal safeguards can be effective?