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Wednesday, May 16 • 16:00 - 17:00
Breaking through echo chambers: Is the way we talk about inclusion stopping us from achieving it?

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Bring your thinking hats:  Let’s bust down some echo chambers!

Troll-farmer Ruurd will train you in the fine art of trolling. Why? In online spaces discourse around inclusion is being manipulated. By teaching you how to do it, (or vaccinating you, as he would say) you'll gain insight into how it's done and also learn how to spot trolls.Next, Bec and Pavi will guide you through different approaches to inclusion (and exclusion) which they've learned from running large online communities, and brainstorm experiences from participants.As a grand finale, they'll draw on insights gathered throughout the session to pull together a list of ideas to bust down echo chambersand explore different ways of achieving inclusion. This session is for people in academia, institutions, NGOs, technologists, and human rights activists.

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Gabriela Terrazas

Business Development & Partnerships, RNW Media
Gabriela is an experienced business developer, fundraiser and partnership developer for both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is an expert in building partnerships, creating and promoting innovative solutions, and raising funds to support a diverse range of projects.Presently... Read More →

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Bec Connelly

Content Strategist, RNW Media
Bec Connelly understands how to get information in front of people in digital spaces. At RNW she works alongside teams to understand how technical platforms can be built to be inclusive of different opinions and perspectives. She also explores how to adapt language to different contexts... Read More →
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Ruurd Oosterwoud

Founder, DROG
We make vaccines to battle disinformation. Play our game at www.getbadnews.com. Our approach is based on over four years of personal experience in the field of disinformation research and policy. Aks me about our troll farms and I'll tell you all!
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Pavithra Ram

Content Strategist, RNW Media
Pavi is an international development specialist focused on the intersection of internet, media and social change. Currently a strategist in RNW Media’s social inclusion program- Citizens’ Voice, she helps build digital communities and create alternate/digital civic spaces in countries... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT