Panel on Election Interfernce
As the 2020 election approaches, nothing is a bigger threat to our democracy than the prospect of illicit interference compromising the vote. Foreign and domestic election interference, disinformation, and voter suppression efforts proliferate on social media, and the platforms have utterly failed to address the threat.
The Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics hosted a forum featuring policymakers and other leaders from the U.S. and around the world and provided an opportunity for legislators and experts to discuss the consequences of digital platforms’ misinformation negligence on free and fair elections on Monday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
This forum featured U.S. and international lawmakers and leaders at the forefront of protecting the vote and democratic integrity. Witnesses fighting for ballot access and press freedom – and against racial disenfranchisement – outlined the gravity of the threat and where we go from here.
The GW event series was held in cooperation with the members of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation, a consortium of legislators working to protect consumers from social media disinformation.
Foreign and government interference panel:
Voter suppression and democratic integrity panel:
Further reading on election interfernce:
Further reading on voter suppression:
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Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics
School of Media and Public Affairs
The George Washington University
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