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Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Join the Bob Graham Center for Public Service on Monday, September 27 at 6:00 PM in-person at the Pugh Hall Ocora for a provocative discussion about Facebook’s evolution from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that challenges the institutions of democracy.

Join Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan, a sought-out expert on media and cultural issues who has authored multiple books and articles, appeared in several documentary films and contributed frequently to network media outlets.

A former professional journalist, he holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Vaidhyanathan will talk about how and why Facebook’s mission has gone so wrong, fostering the deterioration of democratic culture around the world. Appropriate COVID protocols will be observed.

A livestream of the program will be available online:


September 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pugh Hall Ocora
241 Pugh Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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