IDEA UK: Join us for a discussion on Social Media & Extremism on the 16th September

Does social media have the power to take down governments? Does it spread extremism? Does it hold the solution to terrorism? Does it need to be monitored?

The power of social media is a much-discussed issue, and its role as a tool for mobilising people and affecting mindsets, particularly of impressionable young people, is still being discovered and researched.

Integrity UK and IDEA UK are teaming up to host an informative panel discussion on the 16th September from 17:30 to 19:30 in Collaboration House, London. The topic is social media and extremism with a panel giving their informed opinions followed by a Q&A session afterwards.

Confirmed panellists:

Louis Reynolds - researcher within the Citizenship and Political Participation programme at Demos, a cross-party think tank in Britain

Dr. Farid Panjwani - Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME)

Mark Frankel - Assistant Editor, UGC & Social News at the BBC

Rori Donaghy - journalist with the Middle East Eye, former Director of the Emirates Centre for Human Rights

Use our official event hashtag #netstremism to Tweet in your questions to the panellists!

You can book tickets for the discussion & debate through eventbright

Note: Room is limited and the last panel discussion drew a full house - book early to avoid disappointment

If you have any questions you would like asked but won’t be able to attend to ask the question yourself contact IDEA UK @idebate_uk or Integrity UK @integrity_UK