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Book Launch - "Digital Democracy, Social Media and Disinformation"


Panel Discussions


This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the webinar. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.

Authors: Prof Petros Iosifidis and Dr Nicholas Nicoli

The past few months have demonstrated that modern technology allows many of us to adapt to extraordinary situations such as lockdowns. Like the majority of the academics, my co-author Nicholas and I had to prioritise teaching and student support, but we also found the energy to write a book on a topic that interests us both.

We therefore produced "Digital Democracy, Social Media and Disinformation", published by Routledge on 31 December 2020 ( We thought a lot as to whether the book should take a back seat until things go back to normal, or whether to move forward with a book launch. Given the book’s topical theme we decided to go ahead with organising an online book launch and provide participants with a welcome distraction in these trying times.

We therefore warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of our new book, listen to the panel discussion with prominent academics and a politician, all experts in the field, and forward your own questions during the Q&A session.


13:00-13:05Prof Jo Littler, City, University of London
13:05-13:15Prof Juliet John, Dean, City, University of London
13:15-13:25Prof Petros Iosifidis, City, University of London; Dr Nicholas Nicoli, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
13:25-13:35Prof Steven Barnett, University of Westminster
13:35-13:45Dr Damian Tambini, LSE
13:45-13:55Prof Vera Tolz, University of Manchester
13:55-14:10Chi Onwurah, Labour MP
14:10-14:30Panel discussion and Q&A

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.30pmFriday 5th February 2021