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CAHSS Student presents “Social Media Conflict-How AI and Digital Ads are used to Disrupt and Distract Online Communities”

Kimberly Crohane, M.S.

Kimberly Cohane, M.S., doctoral student in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), gave a presentation at the 18th Annual Association for Conflict Resolution Conference in Pittsburg, PA on Friday, October 5, 2018.  Cohane’s presentation was entitled, “Social Media Conflict-How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Ads are used to Disrupt and Distract Online Communities.” Her presentation covered how artificial intelligence (AI), bots, and social media ads are used to create conflict and chaos in online communities while diverting attention from the intended topic.  She discussed how the use of artificial intelligence (AI) robots or bots has evolved from simple retweeting to sophisticated interactions that are designed to mimic human behavior.  She led an interactive session to teach conflict analysis practitioners how they can identify these tactics and discussed how they are used to increase polarization and affect public opinions for online users. Cohane is Associate Director, Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications, at NSU.