Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy

6 April 2022 - 8 April 2022  13:00 - 18:00

In Person Event | Organised by The Atlantic | Held in United States in English
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With democracies across the globe under assault,The University of Chicago’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics and The Atlantic are hosting Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy, a groundbreaking three-day event exploring the organized spread of disinformation and strategies to respond to it.

The conference, April 6 to 8, will explore the roots and scope of the problem, the next-generation threats posed by new technological advances, and the tools and policies required to neutralize them. Panels will also discuss the challenge presented when the term disinformation itself becomes fractious, and the tension between free expression and the need to combat wanton and willful disinformation aimed at eroding it.


Global experts and policymakers including: Barack Obama, former President of the United States; Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief of The Atlantic; David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics; Anne Applebaum, staff writer at The Atlantic; Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; Chris Krebs, Partner, Krebs Stamos Group and former Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency