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Events for July 22, 2021

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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11:00 am

The Future of Platform Accountability: Research, Ethics, and Racial Justice | NetGain Partnership

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A discussion on how platform research to address mis/disinformation should be approached through a race-based lens, new platform research solutions and methods being pioneered and utilized by researchers of color, the unique challenges researches of color face, and how philanthropy can better support and empower Black and Brown tech platform researchers to carry out their […]

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4:00 pm

China’s Long-Term Investments in AI Growth: Bringing the Public and Private Sectors Together | Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Chinese leadership has put artificial intelligence front and center in China's industrial development. As part of this strategy, they have established: 1. Industry alliances—collaboration platforms involving local governments, academic institutions, and companies; and 2. Government guidance funds—public-private investment vehicles that mobilize massive amounts of capital in support of strategic and emerging technologies. CSET's Ngor […]

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5:00 pm

Conspiracy Theories with Jen Roberts | Oregon Humanities

July 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Flat Earth Society. The Illuminati. QAnon. Sometimes it seems like conspiracy theories have been multiplying exponentially, especially in this time of global pandemic. Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new, […]

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7:00 pm

Nothing is Free: The Cost to Civil Society of Online Inequity, Disinformation, Hate, and Surveillance | Charlemont Forum

July 22 @ 7:00 pm

Jessica J. González is Co-CEO of Free Press, an organization dedicated to “saving net neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism." González has worked […]

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