Elections, Polarization and Social Media

14h00 - 15h30

About the event

The webinar "Elections, Polarization and Social Media" is an initiative of the School of Communications, Media and Information at FGV (FGV ECMI) and the Embassy of Germany in Brazil, seeking to promote a debate on the impact of social media and extreme polarization on the Brazilian electoral process. In light of recent experiences in countries like the US and Germany, the webinar addresses the risks for democracy and for the electoral process of the growing social polarization, enhanced by digital technologies, and its impacts on the public discourse and quality of democracy, as well as opportunities to improve digital environments to strengthening of democratic values in Brazil.  


Speakers: Amaro Grassi - FGV ECMI Emil Richter - Embassy of Germany in Brazil Johannes Hillje - Political and Communications consultant in Berlin and Brussels Marco Ruediger - Director of FGV ECMI Luciana Veiga - President of Brazilian Association of Political Science

Moderation: Petria Chaves - Journalist at CBN Radio



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