When: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWhere: Online, Zoom link: https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/81148100921
Speaker: Dr Philippa Williams (Queen Mary University of London)
The global dominance of the Meta owned messaging app WhatsApp, and the recent ideological and policy shift by big tech towards digital private spaces raises important questions about the balance between public and private interests in a digital age. This talk examines these questions through the case of WhatsApp in India.
Dr Philippa Williams is a Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London. One of her research projects (with Lipika Kamra, QMUL) concerns the relationship between people, politics and digital technology in India, with a particular focus on WhatsApp. WhatsApppolitics
The Seminar is 25 minutes with a 10 minute Q+A.