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DH Network member gives evidence to Commons Select Committee on Social Media

last modified Jun 19, 2014 11:34 AM
Dr Ella McPherson (Sociology) was called to give evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on 18 June under the inquiry into social media data and real-time analytics.

Dr McPherson was presenting evidence from a joint submission co-authored by Dr Anne Alexander, DH Network Co-ordinator. 

The committee also heard evidence from other academics and industry representatives on a wide range of questions connected to the potential benefits and challenges to government in using social media data. 

A video of the session can be viewed on the Parliament website here

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