How is social media influencing our experience of crises?
31 Mar 2022
How is social media influencing our experience of crises?

Social media has become omnipresent in our daily lives and is a fundamental resource for understanding the world around us. But what impact does society's evolving relationship with the news and Big Tech platforms have on our individual understanding of conflicts and crises?

Dr. Nickolas Jones

Dr. Nickolas M. Jones is a lecturer and postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. His team studies the mental health impacts of media consumption during collective traumas.

Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer operates at the intersection of history, tech, social media, and politics. Technology has profoundly re-organised our ways of knowing things about the world, and the positive and negative effects of technology must be balanced with a humanistic perspective. Steinhauer brings this approach to his work, where he writes and speaks about how social media, tech and the web are shaping our history, politics, and future. He is a public historian and the author of History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. He is currently a global fellow at the Wilson Center.

Alex King

Alex King is a journalist and former staff writer at Huck, a youth culture magazine and website in London. Now based in Athens, he writes about creative subcultures, human rights and activism around the world.