The Civic Experience: Fake News and Social Media Disinformation – Virtual Program
September 17th, 2020 11:00AM -12:00PM
This is a virtual program, instructions on how to join this meeting will be sent the day before the event.
Social media has become an indispensable tool for political campaigning and news delivery. But it’s also used for nefarious purposes: to disseminate false information, or so-called fake news. Hear from media and political experts about what’s real and what’s not, and how to reclaim control of your social-media feeds.
About the Speakers
McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic and author of the book The Wilderness, about the future of the Republican Party.
Tara McGowan is a political strategist and co-founder/CEO of Acronym and other digital media organizations that support progressive causes and candidates.
Peter Hamby is the host of the Snapchat series 'Good Luck America" and a former CNN political reporter and producer.
About the Moderator
Davey Alba is a technology reporter at The New York Times covering online disinformation and its global harms
In partnership with Northeastern University