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Social Media in the Data Economy: Public Interest Concerns

Dr. Candace White, Fellow with the Global Security Program and a distinguished professor in the College of Communication and Information, UTK  will discuss understanding the rapidly-evolving data economy based on surveillance capitalism.

It is necessary to examine the business models of companies like Facebook that sell algorithmic-driven, micro-targetable profiles of individuals to comprehend the impacts of social media us in the public interest. The lack of transparency in Facebook's privacy policies is strategic and permitted due to few government regulations. 

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. We even provide refreshments!

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:10am to 11:00am

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 207-08
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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