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The Threat of Misinformation

Wyatt Cenac in Conversation with Jeff Kao, Claire Wardle and Amy Cohen

Oct 8, 2020

In a highly partisan environment, reliable information around elections, voting and campaigns is crucial. Join 92Y’s Campaign for 100% and ProPublica as we explore steps we can all take to defend democracy from disinformation. Viral misinformation can disenfranchise voters and threaten the integrity of elections. What does misinformation look like and where is it coming from in 2020? What threat does it pose to the 2020 election and the results? And how can we build a reliable non-partisan source of information that 100% of voters trust?

This event is produced in partnership with ProPublica.

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Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is a New York-based standup comedian, writer and producer …

Jeff Kao

Jeff Kao is a computational journalist at ProPublica who uses data science to cover technology and disinformation …

Claire Wardle

Dr. Claire Wardle is a leading expert on user generated content, verification and misinformation …

Amy Cohen

Amy Cohen is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) …

Categories: News & Politics


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