Read about one of our panels: Social Listening: Turning "Likes" into Policy. And Vote!
Cambridge Analytica and Russia’s interference in the 2016 Election, twitter bots before Brexit. While most news focus on the negative, there are significant upsides to utilizing social media input to make policy. Only 56% of eligible Americans vote in elections, but 72% of Americans have at least one social media account. This gap emphasizes the value of utilizing direct user input. We focus on the application of social media tools to make government more responsive. Prof Greenberg researches the adoption of social media by legislators. Dr. Ikizler leads a federal project utilizing ~1M Yelp/Google reviews to evaluate occupational licensing regulations. Asst Attorney General Drew Harris advocates AI to make the bureaucratic process more efficient while highlighting the legal challenges.
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