Barely a day goes by without some lunatic assertion on social media. Thinking-people shake their heads, but what can be done about this?
It turns out that there are a variety of scientific and engineering approaches which might be adapted to tame the trolls of social media. In this lecture we will review the tricky alliance between social media, email and the government, and we will present options for the future in which, possibly, the benefits of social media might been to outweigh the negatives.
A lecture by Richard Harvey, IT Livery Company Professor of IT 26 November
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/taming-the-trolls
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