POL106H1: Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Democracy in the Social Media Age

Hours: 
24L/12T

This course examines the latest evidence-based research on the effects of social media on democracy. We cover surveillance capitalism, privacy, disinformation, and the often-overlooked ecological implications of data consumption. We also examine targeted digital espionage against civil society, Citizen Lab research reports, and explore solutions and alternatives to social media.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)