Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

PhD-project "Will democracy survive social media?"

Philosophy News image
Job List: 
Europe
Name of institution: 
Eindhoven University of Technology
Town: 
Eindhoven
Country: 
Netherlands
Job Description: 

Social media has become an essential space of public and semi-public discourse, and has the potential for a second wave of digital democracy by increasing access to information and greatly lowering the barrier of participation in public debates. The last few years, however, have also shown some of the risks that are present in social media. Fake news, disinformation, manipulation and disguised propaganda in social media have contributed to a post-truth era in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Continue reading . . .

News source: Jobs In Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus