The Stream – Is social media killing online activism?


Some internet advocates argue that social media companies’ algorithms and monetisation schemes are destroying netizens’ ability to reach their followers. How is the internet changing as a public forum and what should be done to protect it?

Joining The Stream in this conversation are:

Hossein Derakhshan @h0d3r

Ramesh Srinivasan @rameshmedia
Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab

Shahid Buttar @Sheeyahshee
Director of grassroots advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Lauren Hockenson @lhockenson
Reporter, The Next Web