Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World

Published 05/27/2021
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Mitigating Social HarmsOne of the defining issues of our time has been the fast-paced development of innovative and effective computing technologies that constitute truly societal-scale social media systems – and the equally large-scale impacts, good and bad, of those systems on day-to-day life.

The IEEE Computer Society is organizing a new event – Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World – taking place 21-22 September 2021, that will bring together policymakers and technologists to explore the intersection of current technology efforts and public policies, along with the resulting impacts to society. The event will focus on elemental contributors to social harm which can be amplified by social media – Hate Speech, Terrorism/Radicalization/Exploitation, Misinformation, and Disinformation – by delivering insights from experts working in policy, technical standards, and the development of cutting-edge solutions posed by promising technologies such as AI/ML. Attendees will hear about the latest approaches to these critical problems, join Q&A sessions with the speakers, and have opportunities for small group discussions on each topic.

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