Digital Dilemmas Salon: Social Media
Join us on Wednesday, June 28 for the second event in the ‘Digital Dilemmas Salon Series’, organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland, the ICRC, and Swissnex in San Francisco.
The acceleration of the global digital transformation is profoundly affecting society, business, and governance – and armed conflicts, notably in relation to the use of social media.
Social media platforms have amplified the speed, scale, and reach of both accurate and false information, magnifying their impact on individuals and communities – this is true everywhere, and the consequences in armed conflict are especially acute, literally a difference between life and death. People may be directed away from help and towards harm; vulnerable communities can be targeted for mob violence; humanitarian organizations can lose trust and access empowers the voice of affected populations while keeping them from harm.
This salon will generate insights and proposed actions about how social media could be designed to better serve the needs of vulnerable people living in armed conflict – ways to empower the voice of affected populations while keeping them from harm.
About the Digital Dilemmas Salon Series
Building on the presence in San Francisco of the ICRC Digital Dilemmas exhibition, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, ICRC, and Swissnex in San Francisco are joining forces to organize two events meant to raise awareness in the Bay Area — where experts from industry, civil society, and academia have important influence — on the real-life impact of technologies in armed conflict and generate insights and actions about how technology could be designed to better serve the needs of vulnerable people living in armed conflict.
June 20, 2023: Digital Dilemmas Salon: Digital Technologies in Armed Conflicts
Swissnex, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco
- 6:00pm – Doors open & networking
- 6:30pm – Expert discussion
- 7:30pm – Networking
Event start time