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The Promise and Pitfalls of Social Media

Date and Time: February 26, 2023, 12:00 PM CT

Location: Thomas County Historical Society, 1905 S Franklin Ave, Colby
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Social media arrived with hope and promises. Facebook wants to connect the world, and Twitter's mission is to let everybody share their ideas instantly. But even the best of ideas have unintended consequences. Social media platforms have become powerful vectors where disinformation can quickly spread. Is social media a boon for free speech, or the greatest threat to it? Do these tools increase the ways we engage with our communities, or separate us from them? This presentation explores both the good aspects and bad outcomes of social media and examines the role each of us plays online. Presented by Stephen Wolgast.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Thomas County Historical Society

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Ann Miner
(785) 460-4590
http://www.prairiemuseum.org

 

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