Media Lab faculty member Lana Swartz addresses the role of social media in the GameStop stock frenzy.
The Deliberative Media Lab is a part of UVA’s Democracy Initiative.
The Deliberative Media Lab focuses initially on Brazil and the United States—two major democracies that have experienced cultural and political strife influenced and amplified by social media. The Lab will explore the historical, cultural, and technological roots of our media ecosystem, and seek solutions for enhancing global democratic deliberation.
In this bonus episode, our guests joined us for a live taping along with more than 80 of our loyal fans. Clockwise from top left: hosts Siva Vaidhyanathan and Will Hitchcock; with guests Carol Anderson, Leah Wright Rigueur, Melody Barnes and Ian Solomon. Spoiler alert: they all agree democracy is still in danger.
Government by the people can’t work without getting reliable information in the hands of the people. So when disinformation artists hijack the media, democracy itself is put at risk.
On this debut episode of Democracy in Danger, political historian Nicole Hemmer joins hosts Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan to explore the roots of the powerful right-wing media in America, and their influence on Republican politics. How did the party of Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt become the house of Trump and Breitbart?
Can the largest media platform in the world ever be made safe for democracy? By Siva Vaidhyanathan
How the social media platform is poisoning politics around the world. Audio with Siva Vaidhyanathan.