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Racialized Disinformation and Real World Consequences | NetGain

May 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am

In the wake of heightened online radicalization over the past several years, including the rise of far-right nationalism, violence, and harms to democracy globally, it is clear that technology platforms are playing an outsized role in amplifying racialized disinformation and fomenting real world consequences.

As lawmakers and civil society grapple with the policy and legal interventions available to protect communities and democratic practices, it is also important to understand the ways in which technology is stoking racialized disinformation. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the rise of white supremacist hate groups, the uptick in violence against Asian Americans, and the pervasiveness of anti-Black racism all underscore the urgency of addressing racialized disinformation in the U.S.