Social Media in Politics - Emerging Ministry of Truth?
Nihar Amoncar (Invited speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Dr Amoncar was competitively selected to deliver a TedX talk at USW with his focussing on the phenomena of fake news and how to identify and counter it using citizen initiated Facebook forums. The talk concentrated on building awareness among general public about the dangers of social media propagated fake news by using the powerful TedX online and offline medium. Nihar focusses on how propaganda and misinformation campaigns are run by creating fake imagery and facts by bot accounts on FB capitalising on the general citizen-mainstream media trust deficit. The talk concludes with clearly identified solutions on how a FB user and general citizen can create FB platforms to counter fake news as well as suggesting how the social media phenomena is leading us not into a digital utopia but backwards in a dystopian society using the literature of Herman and Chomsky and George Orwell.