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Events for October 22, 2020

Our calendar contains conferences, talks, calls for papers and proposals, and other events related to mis- and disinformation, online political communication, technology and society, journalism, and social media.

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12:45 pm

Knight Public Spaces Forum 2020 | Knight Foundation

October 22, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Knight Public Spaces Forum, hosted by Knight Foundation October 21-22, 2020 from 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET each day #publicspaces20 Knight believes that public spaces play an essential role in fostering more informed and engaged communities. This year’s Knight Public Spaces Forum will focus on how leaders from across the country are pivoting their […]

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1:00 pm

The Future of Democracy: The COVID-19 forecast | Knight Foundation

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Amid murky responses to COVID-19 from government and health officials, sociology expert Zeynep Tufekci has become a leading voice in building credible, helpful information around the pandemic — and, in particular, what we can expect as a nation. On Episode 25 of “The Future of Democracy,” we’ll talk with Tufekci, a sociology professor at UNC […]

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2:00 pm

Electoral Anxieties: November 3rd and Its Aftermaths | Social Science Research Council

October 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

The stresses and strains on US democracy, building over decades, have reached an apex with the upcoming presidential election in ways that are unprecedented and daunting. Real fears of voter suppression, unfounded suspicions of voter fraud, and the effects of disinformation hover over November 3, 2020. Genuine uncertainty characterizes what may follow. Will the results […]

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3:00 pm

Webinar: Election 2020: Setting Expectations and Debunking Myths

October 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted American life in many ways and will certainly also impact the 2020 election. In fact, in order to socially distance and avoid unnecessary contact with others, record-shattering numbers of Americans may vote absentee. The specter of an election relying heavily on absentee voting has brought with it many misconceptions, myths […]

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5:30 pm

Disinformation, Authenticity, and Democratic Participation | Center for Brooklyn History & SSRC

October 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

With November’s elections looming, and as fraught questions about “truth,” “fact,” and “accuracy” are debated, the Center for Brooklyn History and the Social Science Research Council turn to the role authenticity plays as it relates to trust in politicians and institutions. Does an aura of authenticity enable misinformation? Are lies more palatable when generated by an ‘authentic’ […]

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