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How New Technologies Shape Conflict - the Case of Social Media
How New Technologies Shape Conflict - the Case of Social Media

How New Technologies Shape Conflict - the Case of Social Media

Online event to explore the impact of social media in fragile contexts. The event looked at the importance of state actors in cases such as Myanmar, El Savador and Syria, but also of opposition and non-state actors in countries like Cameroon, Venezuela and Libya.

The rise of social media has been a welcome boost for free speech and equal representation, particularly in parts of the world where government-controlled outlets dominate the media space. But this freedom can come with risks of destabilization, as propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech exacerbate offline tensions.

Bringing together Crisis Group researchers in a roundtable discussion with external experts and discussants from the European Union and specialised institutions, this event explored the impact of social media in fragile, violent contexts.

How New Technologies Shape Conflict - the Case of Social Media (Online Event, 16th June 2021)