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Is Social Media Ruining the World?: Virtual Event with Prof David Carroll
June 30, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The news seems to cover social media in more and more drastic terms. Every day, it seems like there’s a new reason to fear and loathe social media.
As professional social media managers, that would make us…part of the problem. As we learn more about the negative impacts of social media on ourselves and others, it’s worth taking a moment to look into this industry. That’s why we’ve invited Professor David Carroll to help us dig in. Featured in The Great Hack (2019) on Netflix, his data quest has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, The Boston Review, Slate, Mother Jones, and the international press more widely.
In a conversation moderated by Lia Haberman, Adjunct Professor of Social Media and Influencer Marketing at UCLA, we’ll ask Professor Carroll about where he stands on the issues of data and social media’s future. Bring your questions, we want this to be a dynamic discussion.
See you there!
About David Carroll
David Carroll is associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related companies in the UK courts to recapture his 2016 voter profile using European data protection law. Featured in The Great Hack (2019) on Netflix, his data quest has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, The Boston Review, Slate, Mother Jones, and the international press more widely. Formerly CEO of a failed tech startup backed by Hearst and incubated at NYC Media Lab and NY Media Center by IFP, Glossy visually organized digital archives using machine learning and social content recommendation engines. This experience deep in industry helped form the basis of his research, legal efforts, and public engagement on data rights. His earlier scholarship on mobile media funded by research grants included support from Pearson Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Nokia Research Centers. He is active on Twitter @profcarroll
About Lia Haberman
Lia Haberman is a digital media marketing expert, strategist, and speaker whose career has spanned stints at entertainment and lifestyle brands including E!, Yahoo and Dick Clark Productions. She is Chief Marketing Officer of Fit Body App, an adjunct instructor of Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing at UCLAx and Professional Member Advisor of the American Influencer Council.
This event is a collaboration between Social Media Club Los Angeles, Social Media Club Phoenix and Social Media Club St Louis on behalf of Social Media Club Global. Happy Social Media Day!