Using Social Media Data for the Common Good

A lot can be learned from how we use the internet. Our viewing patterns offer insights into our health, behavior and our democracy. Social scientists are pioneering new collaborations with Facebook to get access to its data, under the banner “Social Science One”. As efforts progress toward developing partnerships questions have been raised about safeguards for privacy, ethical conduct, and independence from corporate interests. Harvard Professor Gary King – a preeminent quantitative researcher and leader of Social Science One will be joined by University of Minnesota Law School Professor William McGeveran, who studies data privacy.

This event is part of the Mondale Dialogues. This event series promotes the decency and fairness that have guided the public life of Walter F. Mondale and the principles he has long fought for: strengthened lawmaker accountability, expanded opportunity and justice, and deepened international connections. 

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance events are free and open to the public.

September 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 - 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455