Innovating Democracy 2017

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Mike Hind

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Mike Hind

Mike Hind is an independent journalist specialising in exposing the anatomy of online disinformation. He argues that the phenomenon of ‘fake people’ is more significant than ‘fake news’ in the spreading propaganda. His podcast ‘The Disinformation Age’ focuses deployment of ‘bots’ and ‘sock puppets’ to influence the democratic process by ‘astroturfing’. »

#INNDEM2017 Speakers: Sandro Martin and Guillaume Auffret

#INNDEM2017 Speakers: Sandro Martin and Guillaume Auffret

Sandro Martin is head research center and international relations & Guillaume Auffret is Political Advisor La République En Marche. They will present the parties strategy about how they include party members feedback to create a more bottom-up driven political party. »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

Adrienne Massanari is an assistant Professor at University of Illinois researches the social and cultural impacts of new media, crowdsourcing, and digital ethics. As author of Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit she will share how this platform was an instrumental space for political organizing during the 2016 US Presidential campaign, as well as the way the community’... »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Nicolás  Díaz

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Nicolás Díaz

Nicolás Díaz is the founder and director of ‘SeamOS’, an organization that uses ICT to modernize democracy in Bogotá, Colombia. He will talk about digital democracy in Latin-America and his initiative that gives the public the ability to explore and vote proposals. »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Chessum

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Chessum

Michael Chessum was on the Steering Committee of Momentum – the grassroots organisation dedicated to transforming the British Labour Party – for its first year, playing an important leadership role, and worked on Jeremy Corbyn’s second leadership campaign. He was centrally involved in the social movements which preceded the ‘Corbyn surge’, from the student movements of 2010 through to the an... »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Maya Saikali

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Maya Saikali

Maya Saikali coordinated together with a group of local activists the volunteer-led campaign Beirut Madinati, running for the City’s Municipal council in the spring of 2016. As a coordinator of media and communication and being part of its collegiate body she was also highly involved in the movement formation in the wake of the elections. Maya is also the co-founder and creative director of ... »

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