In recent years we have seen social media becoming a key means of political communication and propaganda in a number of election campaigns, from the US 2016 presidential elections, to the 2017 national elections in the UK. How does social media growing role in contemporary politics change the way in which campaigns are conducted? How do new political contents typical of social media such as memes, short videos and videogames contribute to political parties’ propaganda effort? And what are the potentials and risks of the use of social media as a political communication and propaganda tool. We will discuss these topics with scholars and practitioners at the forefront of contemporary political and communication developments.

Confirmed Speakers:

Emma Rees (Momentum), Nahema Marchal (Oxford Internet Institute), James Moulding (Corbyn Run)

Matteo Canestrari (digital politics expert). Chair: Paolo Gerbaudo



Date and time

Thur 29 November, 2018

18:30-20:00 GMT


Nash Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand Campus,


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