First Monday Forum
May 2, 2022
12:00 PM EDT
Disinformation, Democracy, and Public Diplomacy
Speaker: Todd Leventhal, former Senior Counter-Disinformation Adviser, Global Engagement Center, From 2018 to April 2022
Event Coordinator and Primary Tech Host: Alistair Somerville
Back-up Tech Host: Marci Falck-Bados
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While some view digital authoritarianism and disinformation as primarily a cyber or technological problem, others see this threat to democracy primarily through the lens of the human and societal vulnerabilities that allow false narratives to take hold.
How should the U.S. government respond to the problem of digital authoritarianism and what role do public diplomacy practitioners have to play? How should democratic governments coordinate their domestic and foreign policy responses to digital authoritarianism, and what is the role of public diplomacy?