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Constructive Dialogue in the Age of Social Media

April 2, 2024 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EdT | ONLINE EVENT

Panelists discuss approaches to foster constructive dialogue in light of the challenges posed by social media.

Deb K. Roy, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Director, MIT Center for Constructive Communication, MIT

Linda Charmaraman, Senior Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women, and Dire
Jonathan Corpus Ong, Associate Professor of Global Digital Media and Director of the Global Technology for Social Justice Lab, UMass Amherst
Nick Seaver, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of Science, Technology and Society Program, Tufts University
Brooke Foucault Welles, Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University

Resources for Constructive Dialogue in the Age of Social Media Panel

Please see the links below for articles, books, and opinion pieces that can be a basis for further discussion.

  • Alves, Marcelo; Grohman, Rafael; Recuero, Raquel; & Tavares, Camila – “Disinformation and 2022 Elections in Brazil: Lessons Learned from a South-to-South Context,” The Media Manipulation Book (2023).
  • Bail, Chris & Haidt, Jonathan – “Jonathan Haidt and Chris Haidt Discuss Social Media and Political Polarization,” YouTube (2022).
  • Barias, Cai; Calaguas, Mark; Canare, Krystle; Garcia, Lorenzo; Kaur, Radha; Kang, Yena; Kuo, Rachel; Longoria, Jaime; Liu, Jenny; Palma, Melissa; Nguyen, Nick; Nguyen, Sarah; Ong, Jonathan Corpus; Singh, Jyot; Soundarajan, Thenmozhi; Tanglao, Leezel; & Van Fleet, Kyle – “2022 Landscape Report: Power, Platforms, & Politics: Asian Americans & Disinformation,” Asian American Disinformation Table (2022).
  • Curato, Nicole; Fallorina, Rossine; Lanuza, Jose Mari; Ong, Jonathan Corpus; & Sanchez II, Ferdinand – “Parallel Public Spheres: Influence Operations in the 2022 Philippine Elections,” The Media Manipulation Book (October 2022).
  • Grohman, Rafael & Ong, Jonathan Corpus – “South-to-South Learning Spaces vs. Disinformation,” DigiLabour (2023) .