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The Echo Chamber Club

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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road

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The Echo Chamber Club, in association with Newspeak House, invites you to a meet up and discussion on: "what makes a healthy information environment?"

There are many subjects being examined by academics, journalists, think-tanks, technologists and policy makers when it comes to digital's impact on democracy. Disinformation, misinformation, information warfare, truth-making, conspiracy theories, data privacy, data politics, political advertising, microtargeting, transparency, mediatisation, normalisation, echo chambers, filter bubbles, herd thinking and more.

Democracy is a contested term. We agree that it means: "rule by the people". But we also acknowledge that in a modern nation state the people need to elect representatives to govern them. Information then must circulate between citizens and the government in order to ensure that 'the people have the power'. But what are the best mechanisms for this? What are the institutions that we absolutely need? Are there any red lines?

We often talk about various digital structures 'undermining democracy'. But if we cannot agree what democracy is, then how do we agree that it is being undermined? How can we then look to how to use digital to promote democratic ideals?

The purpose of this meeting is to bring experts in this field together to discuss these difficult issues. There will be provocations, conversation, drinks & snacks.

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