Disinformation's Consequences

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:00pm04/08/2021 6:00pm 04/08/2021 6:00pm Disinformation's Consequences

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

RSVP here to join the conversation in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum.

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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

RSVP here to join the conversation in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum.

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, The University of Chicago Institute of Politics