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Date and Location

April 8, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Remote/virtual

Contact

617-495-1360

The consequences of disinformation came into sharp relief in the coordinated and violent attack on the United States Capitol on January 6th.  Social media platforms intensify the speed of misleading communication that promoted lies, misrepresentations, and deceptive sourcing to energize groups.  This was a concerted and organized campaign to promote and weaponize misinformation to a large audience. As we reckon with the past several years, we are left with more questions on how to face the looming and ongoing challenges disinformation poses to democracy.

 

In collaboration with the Institute of Politics, Shorenstein Center and The University of Chicago Institute of Politics we are proud to host the conversation on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00PM ET featuring: 

Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Roger McNamee, Author of the New York Times bestseller, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Kara Swisher, Spring 2021 Fellow, The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Host of the Sway and Pivot podcasts; Contributing Writer to The New York Times Opinion Section

Nancy Gibbs (Moderator) Director of the Shorenstein Center, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

Speakers and Presenters

Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Roger McNamee, Author of the New York Times bestseller, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Kara Swisher, Spring 2021 Fellow, The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Host of the Sway and Pivot podcasts; Contributing Writer to The New York Times Opinion Section

Nancy Gibbs (Moderator) Director of the Shorenstein Center, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

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​The University of
Chicago Institute of Politics