Social media in the time of Covid19

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

We may have been in lockdown due to the coronavirus for the past two months, but social media has been in overdrive. It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s never been a time when so many people around the world are actively posting to various digital platforms. This week Professor Axel Bruns from the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology explains the ways that social media links with "panic spirals", conspiracy theories, and creates the conditions for another global contagion: what's been called "the info-demic".

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

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John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong

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