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​The Human Conversation 

on Bias, Technology & Social Media

 

The Human Conversation

on Bias, Technology & Social Media

According to 2020 surveys by Gallup and Pew Research Centre, fewer than 40% of people trust news media for balanced and accurate news coverage. The percentage of those who trust social media is below 20%. 


Yet, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, WeChat and Weibo have become the primary source of news updates for a majority of people world over. 


As users, we are routinely exposed to clickbait, biased reporting, pseudo-science, fake news and conspiracy theories. Even more troubling, misinformation spreads quickly and widely. 


Technology and social media platforms are unavoidable. At the same time, they influence the way we think and amplify the impact of our decisions, and we are vulnerable to manipulation.


From engaging and interactive sessions with Kaumudi, you can expect to:


Learn about the dangers of algorithmic bias, technology filter bubbles and digital echo chambers
Understand how human brains process information, how this impacts the way we experience the world, react and make decisions. 


Explore practical strategies for managing the adverse effects of bias in our minds, in technology and in society to help us become empowered digital natives.

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