WEBCAST NOON TODAY: Is Social Media A Threat To Democracy? w/ @sfmnemonic @noUpside @BerinSzoka @LoreleiKelly #REBOOT2018

livestreamToday Tuesday October 2 2018 at Noon EDT (16:00 UTC) the Internet Society Livestream Channel will webcast the opening panel – Is Social Media A Threat To Democracy? Fake News, Filter Bubbles, and Deep Fakes – of the REBOOT 2018 Conference, which took place in San Francisco on September 21 2018. As social media companies are under increasing scrutiny for their effect on American society. According to critics, these platforms promote hyper-partisanship, disinformation, extremism and even violence. They are also blamed for facilitating Russian-sponsored voter manipulation during the 2016 election. The panel discussed these challenges as well as their implications for the upcoming election. Speakers: Mike Godwin, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute; Renee DiResta, Policy Lead at Data for Democracy; Berin Szoka, Executive Director at TechFreedom; Lorelei Kelly, Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center at Georgetown University (Moderator).

VIEW ON LIVESTREAM: http://joinlincoln.org/events/2018/reboot-2018
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