Disinformation in the Digital Age: Are Citizens Prepared?
December 1, 9am – 10am EST
In the digital age, governments are increasingly dependent on the internet and social media for disseminating information to citizens. But in countries like the UK, US, and Canada, where nearly half of the population graduated high school before the web was invented, how much do citizens understand about how information is processed, manipulated, and presented to them through internet-based communications?
Especially as the spread of disinformation on these technologies has ripped at the fabric of democracies around the world, are citizens equipped with the media literacy skills to consume, understand, and react to misleading or outright false information populating their news feeds?
Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations (PCIO) and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) for a conversation on how democracies can better prepare people for life in a highly interconnected and complex information environment, with insight from the recent working group report, The New Weapon of Choice: Technology and Information Operations Today.