- September 30, 2021 – October 1, 2021 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (EDT)
Social Media Symposium: Social media and race-based disinformation
Hosted by Howard University School of Communications
From COVID-19 to the ballot box: Social media and race-based disinformation in 2020 and beyond. The theme of this year’s Social Media Symposium focuses on dissecting how disinformation campaigns used real-world instances of systemic racism to discourage Black participation in COVID vaccination protocols, voting and debates about reexamining police power following the murder of George Floyd.
The presentations during the two-day virtual conference will examine these challenges and new possibilities as social media matures into the mainstream, and it will create opportunities for scholars, practitioners and observers to make more informed assessments about the information appearing on their social media timelines, and often in the news media, and how it impacts their analogue lives.