POL106H1: Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Democracy in the Social Media Age

Hours

24L/12T

This course examines the latest evidence-based research on the effects of social media on democracy. We cover surveillance capitalism, privacy, disinformation, and the often-overlooked ecological implications of data consumption. We also examine targeted digital espionage against civil society, Citizen Lab research reports, and explore solutions and alternatives to social media.

Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class