Behinds the Scenes of Social Media: Alex Holmes

Season 5, Episode 2,   Nov 11, 2021, 12:00 AM

Alex Holmes has dedicated his career to making both schools and the digital sphere a safe space for young people. Deputy CEO at the Diana Award and advisor to the likes of TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Alex’s knowledge of social media and the issues facing young people today is second to none.

In this episode, we discuss:

- The power and legacy of young people today

- What social media companies are doing to fight the rise in online abuse - and what they aren’t

- Whether the issue of online abuse is a digital problem or the continuation of a real-world problem

- Why it’s time to cancel, cancel culture