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October 26, 2020

Video: Joan Donovan on the True Costs of Misinformation

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Joan Donovan, Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, presented her research on media manipulation and digital misinformation campaigns.

What do foreign agents, white supremacists, conspiracists, snake oil salesmen, political operatives, white academics, and a disgruntled bunch of zoomers have in common? The groups have collided in a centrifuge of chaos online, where the tactics they use to hide their identities and manipulate audiences are more prevalent than ever.

Resources mentioned by Dr. Donovan during the talk:

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