The Social Industry in the Age of Distributed Fascism with Richard Seymour, PhD

April 8, 2022

Why, in recent years, have far-right political tendencies congealed most successfully through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter? Why was Trump’s Twitter account alone worth one fifth of the platform’s total value in 2017? Why do the far-right do so well out of the YouTube algorithms, and superchat functions? Why is far right disinfotainment, from male paranoia to Islamophobic conspiracy theory, so commercially valuable to the platforms? What is so addictive about fascist propaganda that it lends itself to algorithmic success? And why does this resonance machine, harnessing the social industry’s drive to accumulate and monetise data to the ‘culture war’ recruitment strategies of neofascism, throw of lone wolf killings like sparks from a furnace? Can we blame our misfortunes on ‘social media’, or do these industries merely potentiate and catalyse a darkness that was already at large among us?

Target Audience

______ Introductory                ______ Intermediate                ☑   Advanced

Learning Objectives

1: Describe and analyze how social media (the social industry) incites and organizes emotions for the purposes of profitable data accumulation.

2: Describe and analyze the politicization of emotions generated through online interactions.

3: Describe and analyze the vectors of far-right emotional contagions in online platforms.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
Course opens: 
02/25/2022
Course expires: 
02/25/2023
Event starts: 
04/08/2022 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/08/2022 - 8:00pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Richard Seymour, PhD, is a London-based writer and editor. He is author of The Twittering Machine (2019), and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics (2017). His writing can be found in The Guardian, the New York Times and the London Review of Books. He is a founding editor of Salvage.

 

Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that Richard Seymour, PhD, nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest. 

 

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center.  

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The Austen Riggs Center Inc., #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this Live interactive webinar will receive (see specific event) continuing education credits.    

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation

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