Humanities Washington: Hacking Democracy, What Social Media is doing to US Politics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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NCW Libraries and the Wenatchee Valley Museum are proud to bring you the Humanities Washington presenter Travis Ridout for his program, Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is doing to US Politics.

Can social media be used to psychologically manipulate voters? 

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram - some of which did not even exist a decade ago - are playing an increasingly central role in politicians' efforts to get elected. Join political scientist Travis Ridout to explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns.

Travis Ridout is the Thomas S Foley distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy at Washington State University. Ridout's research on political campaigns has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of political Science, and the Journal of Politics. Ridout's most recent book is Political Advertising in the United States.

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Event Type(s): Speaker
Age Group(s): Teens (High School), Adults, Seniors
Presenter: Travis Ridout

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