Evgeny Morozov and “Why the KGB wants you to join Facebook”

Mark May 11 in you calender if you are interested in social media, Facebook, cyber optimism and surveillance. That’s the day for a very interesting discussion in Oslo with Evgeny Morozov, author of “The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom”.

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Morozov argues we must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as inherently liberating and why ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of “Internet freedom” might have disastrous implications for the future of democracy as a whole.

In addition to Stanford-based Morozov, we’ve invited a bouquet of other interesting speakers to this event:

Time: Fridag May 11, 14:00
Place: University of Oslo, Forskningsparken, Gaustadalléen 21, room 205
Title: “Why the KGB wants you to join Facebook – A discussion about social media, harmfull cyber utopians and democracy.
with Evgeny Morozov, author of “The Net Delusion – The Dark Side of Internet Freedom”.

In conversation with:

  • Heidi “Vampus” Nordby Lunde, Political blogger and Communication Director, Easybring.com
  • Bernard EnjolrasResearch Director Civil Society, Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector (specialized in NGO’s, social capital, social media)
  • Cuiming Pang, Assistant Professor, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo (specialized in Chinese cyber communities)
  • Moderator Bente Kalsnes (Nordic Techpolitics organizer)

Organisers: Nordic Techpolitics and Department of Media and Communication (University of Oslo)

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