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Hashtag-ifying For A Better Democracy

In an era of unprecedented cynicism and distrust towards the electoral process, the self-organization of the social web is becoming a new space of civic engagement.
Are hashtags the town halls of the future?
Lessons learned from the student uprising in Québec.

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Questions

  1. How is trust established in policy debate online?
  2. Why are facts sacred (and opinion worthless) ?
  3. Why should you engage with your enemies?
  4. What policy makers can learn from social listening?
  5. Why is the emergence of the interest graph so important for policy planning?

Speakers

Organizer

Louise Fortin, Director, Economic Affairs, Québec Delegation - Atlanta


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