Despite the internet’s many benefits, today’s tech structure has created inequities in the online economy, and social media’s role in eroding trust and incentivizing the spread of misinformation has been proven.
On May 10, the McCourt Institute will host Ethan Zuckerman, associate professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts, and director of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, for a keynote on competing visions for the future of social media, and conversation moderated by Valérie Peugeot with Bruno Patino and Julia Cagé on the evolving structures of information-sharing in the public space and how to chart a better path forward.
The event is open in-person to Sciences Po students and external guests and will be live streamed on the McCourt Institute website publicly.
This is an in-person event at Sciences Po in Paris – registration to attend is required.
Launched in early 2022 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the McCourt Institute aims to ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the development of new technology and embedded in the next generation of the web. It supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative launched by civic entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist Frank McCourt in 2021 to transform how the internet works, create a more equitable digital economy, and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.