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Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

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ClassGraphic Nearly all of us rely on the evolving internet for phone, weather, news, information, and even to control household and industrial devices. Since the pandemic, many rely on social media and related systems for personal connections and networking. Once the internet was touted as the beginning of a more civic and informed society. Now, many think the internet is associated with cybercrime, fraud, and equity issues. Some argue the world wide web enables disproportionate influence of some views on important social and political decisions. Once promoted as likely to improve democracy, the internet is now seen by some as highly destructive to democracy. This study group examines these issues and the possible ways to reclaim the internet. The basis of our study group will be Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society (House of Anansi Press, 2020) by Ronald J. Deibert and supplemented with Podcasts. We will also include an introduction to the protection gaps in public law, the First Amendment, the Communications Decency Act, and protecting the public from the problems discussed.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Virtual - Any Location

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Alice Ginsburgh2.Patricia Tucker-Ladd3.Scott Peters 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/25/2021)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2021 - 12/9/2021 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Scott Peters  ; Patricia Tucker-Ladd  ; Alice Ginsburgh 
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