Episode
January 8, 2016

Is social media killing online activism?

In the age of algorithms, activists face new challenges in amplifying their voices.
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Some internet advocates argue that social media companies’ algorithms and monetisation schemes are destroying netizens' ability to reach their followers. How is the internet changing as a public forum and what should be done to protect it?

Joining The Stream in this conversation are:

Hossein Derakhshan @h0d3r
Blogger

Ramesh Srinivasan @rameshmedia
Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab

Shahid Buttar @Sheeyahshee
Director of grassroots advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation
shahidbuttar.com

Lauren Hockenson @lhockenson
Reporter, The Next Web
thenextweb.com

Is social media killing online activism?  Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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