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Social Media and the Israel-Hamas War

An internet anthropologist shares her perspective on how narratives are built on social media and recommends healthy social media habits during times of war.

This episode features Dr. Carmel Vaisman, a digital culture researcher and associate lecturer at TAU’s Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, as well as with TAU’s Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities. The guest host is Ben Bright: an international master’s student and a member of a Tel Aviv University student task force fighting disinformation online.

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, to the extent that people now experience extreme situations not just through their bodies but also via their phones—documenting events and messaging friends and family. Living in an information-rich environment and within our own echo chambers alters our perception of truth and trustworthiness, making it easier to fall for misinformation.

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