Social media is the new arena where ideas and individuals live or die at the will of the mob.
As a celebrity, Magda Szubanski has often found herself at the centre of these lawless, sometimes bruising interactions. But it was as an advocate for marriage equality that she encountered the real nature of the internet, red in tooth and claw.
With only her sense of humour to defend her, Magda has copped some of the worst social media has to offer. But if Magda – a genuine national treasure, twice voted Australia’s most trusted personality – can receive these streams of abuse, why would anyone else raise their voice in the public square?
So, how do we drain the poison that has entered the lifeblood of society? Let’s find out together.
This is a free event. Registration essential.
Event organised by UNSW School of Social Sciences.