PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann
gives the input lecture "How Platforms and States Regulate the Net" at this online event of the Hessian State Agency for Civic Education. After this lecture and an additional input lecture by Lisa Villioth (University of Siegen), the two experts will discuss digital protest cultures. They will also discuss the political reactions and attempts to influence the expression and organisation of protest on the Internet.
The event takes place in the context of the nationwide action days Network Politics & Democracy
About the Event
What role do social media play in mobilising protest movements? Since the Tunisian Revolution at the latest, it has been obvious that the structures of the Internet not only change analogue movements, but also create new forms of street protest. Under hashtags like #metoo or #blacklivesmatter, global movements emerged and many successful protest movements of the past years like Fridays for Future or the so-called hygiene protests would hardly have been conceivable without the networking possibilities of the Internet and social media. In this online seminar, experts will discuss digital protest cultures. They will also address the political reactions and attempts to influence the expression and organisation of protest on the net.
Date and Time
12 November 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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