Virtual Tech Forum: Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World

Organizer: IEEE Computer Society
Date: 21-22 September 2021


The IEEE Computer Society has organized a Tech Forum that will bring together policymakers and technologists to explore the intersection of current technology efforts and public policies, along with the resulting impacts to society.

This event focuses on elemental contributors to societal harm that can be amplified by social media – "Hate Speech, Terrorism/Radicalization/Exploitation, Misinformation, and Disinformation" – by delivering insights from experts working in policy, technical standards, and cutting-edge solutions built on promising technologies such as AI and machine learning.



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