Spain, Italy, Romania
a conference to empower citizens to address cyberbullying and social media manipulation issues.
It is undeniable that the development of social media has brought massive benefits to our society and our lives. Through social media, people nowadays are connected like never before. However, if improperly used, these channels could be transformed in a double edge sword. The rise of cyber-bullying and social media manipulation phenomena are amongst the most dangerous online threats. Public institutions and media companies are having difficulties in dealing with cases of influences during political elections and increased number of suicides. For these reasons, we suggest to create a space to discuss these issues, involving all stakeholders and empowering citizens. The “European Conference on Social Media for People” will draw attention on these topics by creating the opportunity to reach a common strategy at European level.