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Disinformation from a Global Perspective
Webinar: Tuesday, April 6 from 10 am to 11:20 am EST (15:00-16:20 GMT)
The recent U.S. election has increased our awareness of disinformation spread through social media. But this is not only a problem in the U.S. The pernicious effects of the disinformation plague is undermining elections, exacerbated the pandemic, stoking ethnic hatreds, and spawned acts of violence in many parts of the world. We need to deepen our understanding of disinformation and its challenge to the democratic process.
Webinar Host: Adrienne Wallace, Assistant Professor of Communication, GVSU
The panel will be from three continents:
From Washington, DC, Nina Jankowicz, is a Wilson Center Disinformation Fellow studying the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of How To Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict.
From New Taipei City, Taiwan, Poyu Tseng, is a researcher at Doublethink Labs and co-author of “The Chinese Infodemic in Taiwan: A Preliminary Study on the Dissemination Model of Disinformation, Taking COVID-19 as an Example.”
From Warsaw, Poland, Wojciech Solak, a doctoral candidate in the School of Security Studies, Kings College London, has managed research projects on behalf of major international organizations, including the European Commission, DFID, Foreign Commonwealth Office, and U.S. State Department.
The School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration student organizations:
- Healthcare Professionals Graduate Student Alliance
- International City/County Management Association Student Chapter
- Nonprofit Professional Graduate Student Association