MDSB15H3 Social Media, Platform Politics and Digital Cultures

This course focuses on the technological, social, cultural, and political-economic organization of media and communication by critically engaging with social media, digital platforms, and apps. The dominance of platforms operated by Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon raises questions about platform politics and how platform owners engineer sociality and digital culture.

Prerequisite: 

ACMB01H3 and [[ MDSA01H3 and MDSA02H3] or [ JOUA01H3 and JOUA02H3]]

Breadth Requirements: 
History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies