Strongman Leaders and Digital Media

Strongman Leaders and Digital Media

UCI Long Institute

In the face of strongman leaders like Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, what is the nature of digital media?

A buffer against corruption? A platform for causes? An arena for discourse? A tool for propaganda?

Perhaps all of the above — as a multidimensional discussion with NPR’s David Folkenflik, historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom, technologist Noopur Raval, and author Emily Parker (“Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground”) will reveal.

Together, they will tell real tales on the front lines of the digital media landscape in China, India, Russia, and the U.S. (Co-sponsored by UCI Long Institute and UCI Forum for the Academy and the Public.)

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