Social media make it possible to exchange information more quickly across spatial boundaries and thus offer a variety of opportunities to strengthen opinion-forming with new forms of communication. However, social media are also used as a vehicle for disinformation or discrimination and thus impair the free formation of will, which is particularly central to democratic processes. The Swiss Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-CH) is dedicating a series of lectures at various Swiss universities to the multifaceted opportunities and risks of social media for human rights.

24 November 2022
2:40 pm

University of Lucerne

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