Has Social Media Changed Democracy?

Date(s) - 11/14/17
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Harris School of Public Policy

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Harris School

Has Social Media Changed Democracy?

Tue, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Social media has expanded the public square. More voices are being heard. But our democratic institutions are being severely tested … by fake news, echo chambers, hyper-partisanship, hate-speech, privacy breeches, laser-like message targeting, and even Russian meddling. This is not your grandfather’s public square. Has social media changed democracy and elections forever? And for better or for worse? Our panel of liberal and conservative political social media professionals will explore these issues.

Lunch will be provided to registered guests after the program.

Kindly register by November 10.

This event is sponsored by the Project on Political Reform at Harris Public Policy and supported by a grant from Democracy Fund.

Panelists include:

  • Thomas Keeley, Co-Founder, Connectivist Media
  • Joe Mansour, Partner and Digital Team Leader, FP1 Strategies
  • Ned Ryun, Founder and CEO, American Majority
  • Roy Temple, Co-Founder and Partner, GPS Impact
  • Alexandra Woodward, Digital Organizing Director, Organizing for Action (OFA)


  • Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, The Washington Post