Social Media’s Influence on Democracy

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) recently organised a policy circle on “Social Media’s Influence on Democracy” at The Westin, Dhaka. Ms Ayesha Kabir, Head of English Web, Prothom Alo; Mr. Faisal Bin Majid, Research Analyst, United Nations Development Programme, and Mr. Rezwan Islam, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Engage Media, were the respected speakers.

The dual nature of social media, the challenges posed by the transition to virtual existence from real existence, the need to safeguard personal information, proactive engagement with social media, the necessity of a robust fact-checking network, the political reliance on social media, the pivotal roles of users, fact-checkers and journalists in safeguarding democracy etc. points were raised during the discussion.

During the interactive session, issues like having control over the expression of opinions via social media, data localization, trolling through social media, information being released on the dark web, filtering Eastern and Western propaganda etc. were discussed. Journalists, academicians and students joined the event.

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