The Role of Social Media and Other New Technology in the 2016 Election

In this session, Kara Alaimo, Ph.D., a former global communicator in the Obama administration and United Nations and author of “Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication,” will discuss how social media and other new technology were used in the 2016 election – including President Trump’s use of Twitter and the role of hackings and fake news. She will propose changes that technology companies should make to their platforms before 2020 to promote a more deliberative and democratic election process.

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