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Defending Democracy from Misinformation and Fake News

July 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

In order for democracies to function effectively, citizens need transparent access to accurate information based on facts. Democratic institutions are being undermined by a proliferation of disinformation which creates chaos, division, and distrust. In many cases, citizens seem to live in parallel universes in which people believe in a completely different set of facts and live in different realities. What can be done to combat misinformation and help guarantee access to truthful, fact-based information?

Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and Author of How to Lose the Information War
Prof. Dr. Hanna Klimpe, Professor of Social Media and Commissioner for Equity, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Andrea Shalal, Senior Correspondent with Reuters


July 14, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm