special International Issues Discussion (IID) series talk on online politics


The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University is pleased to present its third event of the Fall 2017 term, a special event presentation in partnership with the Ryerson Leadership Lab and the DMZ: Taming the Wild West of Online Politics.

Our guest will be Sam Jeffers, co-founded of Who Targets Me?, an on-line tool that tracks political advertising and marketing on social media. Working with voters, researchers, and the media, Who Targets Me? tracks how political campaigns use Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to influence elections. Starting as a project with the 2017 UK general election, Who Targets Me? is now a global phenomenon with 12,000 volunteers, spreading to many other countries, as citizens search for a role to play in limiting the power of social media giants and their algorithms in our politics.

His talk will be Wednesday, October 18th, 600-730 pm, at the DMZ: 10 Dundas Street East, 6th floor, in Toronto. The talk will begin at 630 pm. Regular IID attendees, please note the change in time and venue.

All are welcome and admission is free. You are invited to register for this on Eventbrite at

Please circulate notice of the event as widely as possible. A poster advertising the talk is attached.

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see  or contact the IID student leaders at


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