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The dark social: encrypted messaging platforms for political communication

Date & time

Monday, November 18, 2019
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Nicole Rigillo

Cost

This event is free

Contact

Marie Lamensch

Where

Faubourg Building
1250 Guy Room FB-804

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

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Nicole Rigillo will present her postdoctoral research on the use of WhatsApp for political communication in Bangalore, India.

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About Nicole Rigillo

Nicole Rigillo is a Berggruen Research Fellow based at Element AI in Montreal. There she engages artificial intelligence (AI) scientists in dialogue on how AI is changing what it means to be human. Her current research centres around explainable AI and spaces of epistemic negotiation between humans and intelligent machines, AI ethics beyond the human, and AI as a specific form of intelligence.

Her postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh examined how civic and environmental activists use WhatsApp to improve municipal governance in Bangalore, India, raising questions concerning the effects of encrypted dark social networks on democracy and the public sphere. Her PhD research at McGill University focused on how mandatory corporate social responsibility in India is altering an earlier model of welfare universalism by redistributing social responsibilities among heterogeneous groups of non-state actors.

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