Propaganda

Lecture

SG Activity - Propaganda 2.0: Online Micro Political Targeting

Find out how the capability of algorithmic agents to provide tailor-made information environments politically primes each one of us – or not - through one-of-a-kind, personalized online interactions.

Organised by Studium Generale
Date

Tue 21 November 2017 20:00

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
115
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828

What shapes public opinion in the digital era? How independently do you execute your political will? An unnerving question when we consider the magnitude of micro political targeting and its consequences.  Dr. Balázs Bodó explores how algorithmic agents permeate our online existence. They select, filter, and recommend products, information, and people. Beyond a pallet of alternative suggestions, these techniques have moved into the realm of creating consciousness realities and engineering behaviour.  Find out how the capability of algorithmic agents to provide tailor-made information environments politically primes each one of us – or not - through one-of-a-kind, personalized online interactions. Dr. Bodó will explain how this works and presents thought provoking considerations for regulation, legal embedding, governance and ethics when political and commercial realms overlap.

About Dr. Balázs Bodó

Dr. Balázs Bodó, PhD (1975) is a specialist in information law. He studied economics and has expertise in  piracy and media regulation. He was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society in 2006/7 and a Fellow at the Center between 2006 and 2012. Since 2012 he has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since 2013 he is based in Amsterdam, working as a researcher and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. Before moving to the Netherlands, he was deeply involved in the development of the Hungarian internet culture. He was the project lead for Creative Commons Hungary. He is a member of the National Copyright Expert Group.  Dr. Bodó is also  an assistant professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.