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From christchurch to sri lanka

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«From the burning of the Notre Dame in Paris to heinous terrorism in Sri Lanka and Christchurch, social media inextricably is entwined with how billions see or engage with the world.»

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From christchurch to sri lanka

  1. 1. from christchurch to sri lanka the curious case of social media sanjana hattotuwa ict4peace foundation
  2. 2. facebook 1,117 accounts across 25 clusters
  3. 3. twitter 962 accounts across 25 clusters
  4. 4. FacebookTwitterShort-termLong-term Entrenchment / Normalisation Justification / Dominance / Contestation Harbinger / Feeder / Outward looking Intention / Substantive debate / Manipulation / Engagement SeaSandSoil Shore
  5. 5. christchurch march 2019 • 51 dead, including children • 50 injured
  6. 6. easter sunday april 2019 • around 260 dead including • 45 children • around 500 injured, some for life
  7. 7. public pulse over social media signatures, signals and signs
  8. 8. a divided country a decade after end of war
  9. 9. #victorydaysl 13-18 may
  10. 10. #mullivaikkal 13-18 may
  11. 11. weaponising affordances democratic or damoclean
  12. 12. volume, vector, velocity scale, scope and speed
  13. 13. one video every second uploaded to youtube
  14. 14. unprecedented measures • stopped search for recent uploads • stopped human reviews (allowing false positives through)
  15. 15. interplay with communal violence accelerants for infamy
  16. 16. swarms (or mobs) fluid dynamics
  17. 17. collective intelligence natural & neural to social & political
  18. 18. adhesion cohesion repulsion
  19. 19. context country community
  20. 20. mob mentality & violence irreducible to single or simple drivers
  21. 21. ai as accelerant
  22. 22. ai limitations interpretation, context, hashing
  23. 23. ml and nlp limitations
  24. 24. context conflation
  25. 25. the flip side unseen & under- appreciated by West
  26. 26. christchurch attack hashtag co-occurrence
  27. 27. christchurch attack wordclouds
  28. 28. #49lives #theyareus
  29. 29. social media during constitutional chaos democratic pushback
  30. 30. twitter in 2018 #lka & #srilanka, 470k
  31. 31. interactions on facebook
  32. 32. twitter, photos & collages activism & art
  33. 33. memes & cartoons pushback & normalisation
  34. 34. easter sunday immediate responses
  35. 35. memes against violence
  36. 36. inflection points course correction or cementing chaos
  37. 37. #deletefacebook why it will never take root outside the west
  38. 38. regulation from westis not always for the best
  39. 39. a business model gone awry from quantity to quality, profits anchored to timbre & tenor
  40. 40. pivot to privacy counter- intuitively may help drivers of violence, thwart academic study
  41. 41. dna of politics reflects and refracts dynamics, from democracy to populism
  42. 42. algorithmic oversightbeyond human scale
  43. 43. complex media ecologies divisions between mainstream, traditional and social media lost
  44. 44. networked gatekeeping social media companies as gate- keepers as well as democratisation of gate-keeping
  45. 45. what’s past is prologue shakespeare
  46. 46. thank you ict4peace.org

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