Misinformation & the 2020 US Election

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Many Americans have voiced concerns about the production and proliferation of misinformation and made-up news. Going beyond discussions about the mechanics of the spread of made-up news online, our session will bring in public opinion data to focus on the human side of the issue: exploring Americans’ experiences with misinformation, actions they take in response to misinformation, and their perceptions about its impact on our democratic system and streams of information. Center experts will be joined by a variety of panelists (including those with a global perspective) whose work is focused on the issue of misinformation to discuss how it relates to trust, political polarization and democracy, as well the efforts journalistic and fact checking organizations are taking ahead of 2020.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Philip Howard

University of Oxford

Jane Lytvynenko

BuzzFeed News

Amy Mitchell

Pew Research Center

Lori Robertson


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