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Berkeley Conversation: Defending Against Disinformation

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Disinformation — the intentional dissemination of false information to shape political and social outcomes — is an increasingly pernicious feature of the U.S. political landscape. In just the past 18 months, disinformation has had direct, harmful effects on efforts to check the spread of COVID-19, on initiatives for racial justice and on the 2020 election and its aftermath. Clearly, disinformation costs lives and erodes democracy.

The next Berkeley Conversation will convene eminent scholars to explore one of the most critical questions facing U.S. democracy: How can we counter disinformation to protect our communities without compromising America’s core principles?

Panel discussion featuring:

Geeta Anand, dean of the School of Journalism; Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law; Hany Farid, associate dean and head of the School of Information; Susan D. Hyde, chair of the Department of Political Science; and john powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute. The panel will be moderated by Henry Brady, former dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy.

This event is sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Law and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Live Webcast

Streaming live on Facebook


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:




UC Berkeley Public Affairs
Goldman School of Public Policy
Berkeley Law

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