Beat populism – How social media empowers populists

re:publica Dublin 2016


The web carries partial responsibility for the rise of and medial uproar about the populists of our time. Whenever we "like" something we get more of the same rather than a lot from something different. The things which used to remain at a pub table, now make their way around the globe. Today however, we should understand those algorithms which influence our opinions and try to outwit them in order to see the full picture again.

Let´s discuss how the actual influence of algorithms works on present political debates like #Brexit or the #Trump phaenomena and what we can do in order to avoid the hardening of the situation in our societies.

Generator Hostel Cinema
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:45 to 12:30


Director Digital Strategy
Director Institute for Future Media and Journalism