Online Disinformation and Vulnerable Populations
Islamophobia and the 2020 United States Presidential Election
- Karen Kornbluh, Director and Senior Fellow, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, GMF
- Dr. Samuel Woolley, Research Director, Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future; Research Associate, Computational Propaganda Project; Resident Fellow, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, GMF
- Roya Pakzad, Research Associate and Project Leader in Technology and Human Rights, Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University; Program on Iranian Studies, Stanford University
- Julie Fernandes, Associate Director for Institutional Accountability and Individual Liberty, Rockefeller Family Fund, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, GMF
Sam Woolley and Roya Pakzad will present new data on the spread of online Islamophobia in the leadup to the 2020 United States Presidential election. This report comes in the wake of landmark research on Gab, the far-right social media platform known for its white supremacist and Islamophobic discourse. This event will provide the opportunity to discuss the implications of online Islamophobia, white supremacy, and other hate speech, and what policy solutions are available as the 2020 election approaches.
This roundtable is the next in a series run by the Digital Innovation & Democracy Initiative. The initiative leverages GMF’s extensive networks to develop strategies that advance innovation and strengthen democratic values.
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