Quo Vadis Democracy in an Age of Disinformation?

April 26, 2019 12:00 pm

A media nonprofit summit celebrating World Press Freedom Day. 
Hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the oldest and most broad-based journalism professional association in the United States.

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated each year on May 3, with events throughout the world leading up to and on this date. This annual celebration of the fundamental principles of press freedom was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 in response to a call by African journalists, who in 1991 announced the Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme is Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.

The following program will take place at the Paley Center for Media in New York on Friday, April 26, 2019.

7 - 8:10 p.m.
Weaponizing cyberspace in the 2020 campaign By 2020, the techniques the Russians used in the last presidential election may well look like amateur hour. The Kremlin knows it can't run the same old playbook again, and already there are new, artificial-intelligence enhanced algorithms that favor the most sensational content, bots designed to spread viral rumors before they can be debunked, and disinformation campaigns that are far more subtle, and targeted, as they sow discontent. By the time the election arrives there may even be a whole new alchemy of falsehoods, deepfakes, and disassembling looming on the horizon.
David E. Sanger (@SangerNYT), National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times
- Kathleen Hall Jamieson (@APPCPenn), the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication
- Riana Pfefferkorn (@Riana_Crypto), Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
- Laura Rosenberger (@rosenbergerlm), Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy and Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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Paley Center for Media
25 W 52nd St
New York, NY

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