#SMSociety Announces Keynote Speakers for the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society [July 19-21, 2019, Toronto, Canada]

We are very pleased to announce the following distinguished keynote speakers for the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society (July 19-21, 2019, Toronto, Canada):


Topic: Not So Social, Not So Networked: Teens’ Perspectives of Privacy and Trust on Social Media


Topic: Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media

Valerie Steeves is a Full Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. As the lead researcher of MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World research project, she has been tracking young people’s use of new media since 2000. She is also the principal investigator of The eQuality Project, a seven-year SSHRC-funded partnership exploring young people’s experiences of privacy and equality in networked spaces.

Tarleton Gillespie is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England, and an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Communication and Department of Information Science at Cornell University. His new book, Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media (Yale University Press) was published in June 2018. He is also the author of Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture (MIT Press, 2007), the co-editor of Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (MIT, 2014), and the co-founder of the blog Culture Digitally.