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Pandemic Propaganda: A New Electoral Crisis

How will the misinformation pandemic inflamed by the coronavirus crisis reshape the political landscape? And how might domestic and foreign actors weaponize rumors, conspiracy theories, and disinformation about Covid-19 against American voters in the lead-up to the November election?

Past: July 9, 2020 12:00 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Laura Rosenberger
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  • Ian Vandewalker
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  • Ángel Díaz
  • Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Pandemic Propaganda

 
Produced in partnership with Foreign Affairs

How will the misinformation pandemic inflamed by the coronavirus crisis reshape the political landscape? And how might domestic and foreign actors weaponize rumors, conspiracy theories, and disinformation about Covid-19 against American voters in the lead-up to the November election? A distinguished panel will discuss measures that can address these challenges in the upcoming months and help ensure the 2020 election is free, fair, and safe.

Laura Rosenberger is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. The Brennan Center’s Ian Vandewalker is senior counsel for the Democracy Program, where he works to address the influence of money in politics and foreign interference in U.S. elections. Ángel Díaz is counsel in the Brennan Center’s Liberty & National Security Program; his work focuses on the intersection of technology with civil rights and civil liberties. They join Foreign Affairs executive editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan.

This event is produced in partnership with Foreign Affairs and New York University's John Brademas Center.

  • Laura Rosenberger, Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy; Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Ian Vandewalker, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Ángel Díaz, Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs (Presider)

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