Summary of the DECIDIS event: ELECTION ACTIVISM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

On the 24th of April DECIDIS was hosting a public event on social media activism in elections.

The event was started by Stewart Kirkpatrick, Digital Manager of the “Yes Scotland” campaign who among other things talked about how to use infographics as a way of viral communication.

Following that, the Greek Twitter voice Jaquou Utopie took the stage telling about how social media activism in Greece emerged as a response to traditional media and also about how it is to tweet under a pseudonym.

The event was rounded up with a panel debate, which also included Lisbeth Klastrup from ITU and Jakob Linaa Jensen from DMJX. The debate included questions from the audience and among the discussed subjects were the use of social media as a mean to engage youth in elections.

Link to Storify of the event

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