Past Events

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How Science Lost America and How To Get it Back

Thursday, 3/23/2023, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

Science AAAS Journals and GW's Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, Bright Institute and Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub

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Anthroencryption: Strategies for Protecting the World's Vulnerable People

Thursday, 2/23/2023, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

Governments, humanitarian organizations and private contractors are capturing, storing and sharing an ever increasing volume of identity data.

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Book Talk: Nina Hall in Conversation with Dave Karpf

Thursday, 2/16/2023, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

Dave Karpf and Nina Hall chatted about her recent book Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era.

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Enrique Armijo

Wednesday, 1/18/2023, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

Dr. Armijo's project "Counter-lies"

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Madeline Jalbert

Thursday, 12/8/2022, 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Madeline Jalbert and Morgan Wack's project.

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Jennifer Forestal

Thursday, 12/1/2022, 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Dropping the Banhammer: Radicalization, Extremism, and Digital Publics

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The Propagandists' Playbook

Book Talk With Francesca Tripodi

Thursday, 10/27/2022, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

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Media For Democracy

Covering Elections Amidst Democratic Crisis

Monday, 10/3/2022, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

Media for Democracy: Covering Elections Amidst Democratic Crisis on Monday, October 3, 2022

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The Capitol Coup One Year Later

How Research Can Assess and Counter Threats to Democracy

Thursday, 1/6/2022, 5:00pm - Friday, 1/7/2022, 11:59pm

The Capitol Coup One Year Later: How Research Can Assess and Counter Threats to Democracy, a two day conference exploring key questions surrounding January 6.

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Seyi Akiwowo

Tuesday, 10/19/2021, 2:00pm - 11:59pm

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Josephine Lukito

Tuesday, 9/28/2021, 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Understanding Social Movements as Targets of State-Sponsored Digital Disinformation

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Kai Shu

Tuesday, 9/21/2021, 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Dr. Shu's work with IDDP aimed to understand disinformation with social context and propose a systematic computational framework.

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Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Rachel Moran and Sarah Nguyễn

Tuesday, 9/14/2021, 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Understanding flows of misinformation and its real-life impact

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The Conservative Dilemma

Digital Surrogate Organizations and the Future of Liberal Democracy

Monday, 5/3/2021, 4:30pm - Tuesday, 5/4/2021, 11:59pm

The Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics and the Social Science Research Council’s Media & Democracy hosted The Conservative Dilemma

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Tech Policy Webinar Series: AI Fairness & Transparency

Wednesday, 3/24/2021, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

Facebook has created AI algorithms that perpetuate the spread of harmful content and is choosing to pursue only half measures to address the issue. 

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Tech Policy Webinar Series: Regulating Digital Platforms

Wednesday, 2/17/2021, 6:00pm - 11:59pm

This panel brought together leading experts on platform accountability measures from around the world.

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Global Online Harms Webinar Series: Vaccine Hesitancy

Wednesday, 2/3/2021, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

It is crucial that public health experts develop effective strategies for communicating fact-based messages to combat anti-vaccine sentiment.

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The Capitol Riots, QAnon, and the Internet

Technology as an enabler for extremism: What role did QAnon and the internet play in the US Capitol riot?

Thursday, 1/21/2021, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

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Digital Citizenship In A Pandemic

Political Information And Action In 2020

Monday, 10/19/2020, 2:00pm - 11:59pm

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Can Communicating Gist Inform Responses to Foreign and Domestic Online Manipulation of the Vaccine Debate?

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Thursday, 8/13/2020, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

IDDP's final Summer Spotlight Webinar, held on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

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Rep. Speier, other female lawmakers ask Zuckerberg to "do more" to empower women

Thursday, 8/6/2020, 1:00pm - 11:59pm

The Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics hosted it's third and final International Forum on the Harms of Social Media Disinformation on August 6th, 2020.

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Who Exactly Is You? Large-Scale Descriptive Analysis of Politics on YouTube

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Friday, 7/24/2020, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

As the United States approaches the 2020 US elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more political communication than ever is taking shape on social media.

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Policymakers call out social media platform’s ‘misinformation negligence’ as we approach election amid pandemic

Monday, 6/29/2020, 2:00pm - 11:59pm

IDDP’s second international forum on social media disinformation, held on June 29, 2020.

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Arbiters of Truth: Platform Content Policies and the U.S. Elections

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Tuesday, 6/23/2020, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

As the United States speeds toward the 2020 election how are social media platforms addressing concerns about disinformation.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges online advertisers to use their “tremendous leverage” in the fight against life-threatening medical disinformation at IDDP-hosted event

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Tuesday, 6/16/2020, 2:00pm - 11:59pm

International forum hosted by IDDP in cooperation with the International Grand Committee on Disinformation.

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The Future of Fact Checking: Research and Practice

Panel Discussion

Thursday, 6/11/2020, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

In an era in which political misinformation has become ubiquitous, fact-checking has emerged as one possible solution.

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Presidential Communication in Times of Crisis

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Monday, 4/27/2020, 5:00pm - 11:59pm

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Is Russia Renting Your Aunt’s Facebook Profile?

BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman warned that disinformation may take new and frightening forms as the 2020 presidential election approaches.

Monday, 2/24/2020, 8:00pm - 11:59pm

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Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics Hosts Panel on Digital Discourse

Researchers and experts discussed how misinformation spreads and who benefits by it in final Colonials Weekend event.

Sunday, 9/22/2019, 4:00pm - 11:59pm

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President Trump Shows ‘Aggressive Indifference’ to Russian Threat

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, also called for social media regulation during a conference on disinformation and digital conflict at GW.

Monday, 4/2/2018, 12:00pm - 11:59pm