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Societies on the Brink: Understanding the Dynamics of Partisanship and Polarisation

6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, 30 September 2021

Rioters in the US Capitol. Anti-vaccination protesters in the streets of Australian cities. Divisive and intractable debates everywhere, fuelled by fringe media outlets, disinformation campaigns, and social media pile-ons.

The increase in hyperpartisanship and polarisation that these developments highlight presents an urgent challenge. It intensifies social conflicts, threatens economic prosperity, undermines public trust, and ultimately destabilises societies.

This Real World Futures presentation by Professor Axel Bruns explores the drivers of these developments and examines the role of digital and social media as well as of broader social and political contexts in enabling them.

This event will be held live at the QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane and live-streamed to registered participants.

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Technology is changing how we think, work and live. QUTeX's Real World Futures program keeps track of what this means.

What is Real World Futures?

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