The Dark Side of Tech: Surveillance and Propaganda

For repressive regimes, innovative technology can mean new ways to gain and maintain power. Access to information and the ability to communicate freely with friends and family are human rights. Join the Human Rights Foundation for a conversation with a Uighur linguist, Buzzfeed News’ China Bureau Chief, and a popular journalist on how apps, artificial intelligence, fake video, and other cutting-edge technologies are being used to control, surveil, and promote state propaganda in China - and what that means for the rest of the world.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner