Debunking Disinformation: Fighting the Fake News Battle with Joan Donovan

10/3/2023; 28 minutes

Joan Donovan, a leading disinformation researcher specializing in media manipulation, explains how social media platforms have become the new battleground for public persuasion. Co-author of "Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America," Donovan uncovers the ways memes and social media enable fringe groups to lure in new recruits and spread their ideologies. In this episode, Donovan provides expert guidance on technical and policy strategies necessary to mitigate the weaponization of social media. Recorded on 05/31/2023. (#39286)

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