Talking About Twitter is the largest global event dedicated to the topic, and it starts this Thursday in Granada. Experts from around the world in data interaction, analysis, and some of most prominent profiles on the bluebird platform include the former president of Community of Madrid, Esperanza Arrere, Jose Manuel Albares, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and El Chiringuito de Jugones.
Eduardo Peralta, director of 'Ideal,' stated that the event was consolidated as a "meeting place for reflection, study, and entertainment" on the social network. The live stream on Twitter was followed by more than 3,000 people.
Talking About Twitter has been a gathering place for personalities such as the Nobel Prize in Economics Joseph Stiglitz and Dick Costolo (the CEO of Twitter from 2015 to 2015), or Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government. Peralta stated that "Ideal" is a communication medium that transcends the borders of Granada through its web edition. However, we are also attached to the land and this event with Vocento's backing is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Granada.
One of the main meals of the first day was
Krisztina Stubb, director of social networks at the European Commission was responsible for initiating
Social media is becoming more popular for misleading content. According to the Commission's communication expert, the lie has become a means of earning income. Since 2018, the European Commission has been fighting fake news and intends to promote regulation and tools against spreading false information.
During the Talking About Twitter sessions, Esperanza, the former president of both the Community of Madrid (and the Senate), was interviewed. / Alfredo Aguilar
The UN also focuses on contaminated data. Jonathan Nelson, Constella Intelligence's Digital Intelligence Specialist, was unveiled in
The director of Americas at Human Rights Watch, David A., defended the role social networks play in the protection of human rights and said that "sometimes open governments also limit freedom to express themselves by having too broad legislation."
Camino Rojo, director of Public Policies, Government Relations and Philanthropy of Twitter Spain, closed the morning session of Talking About Twitter's ninth edition ().
Miguel Marcos, Joan Carles March and Gorka Orive, health communicators Miguel Angel Camara and Jose Luis Jimenez, were able to debate and answer questions from the audience about the opportunities and challenges of communicating scientific knowledge during the pandemic. This was especially true in an environment that has been hostilely manipulated by conspiracy theorists and deniers.
Talking About Twitter also featured gastronomy through VOCENTO. Felix Rivadulla (communication director at Vocento Gastronomia and San Sebastian Gastronomika), moderated the discussion on social media and food. Rivadulla said Twitter is "the most powerful medium" to spread gastronomic knowledge. He moderated the discussion between Alberto Luchini, Alberto Granados, and Juan Francisco Delgado (vice president of the European Foundation for Innovation).
There was plenty of room for humor in the first Talking About Twitter session, which featured Emilio J. Garcia, head of the Scientific Culture Unit of The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia. He organized a Twitter poll to organize a trivia contest with the public. This allowed him to dismantle scientific myths and answer some of humanity's greatest questions.
Participants were greeted by Edgar de Leon, cofounder of Guud TV.
Talking About Twitter on Friday will feature Jose Manuel Albares (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Leopoldo Lopez Gil (PP MEP) -father of the Venezuelan activist -, Manu Sanchez, the presenter, and the debate between Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas Salas and Macarena Oona.