Conference on New Media and Democracy

Overview

The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA
United States

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, 22 November 2019 - 7:30pm

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Through keynote speakers and a series of interdisciplinary panels, the conference will address questions such as: How do state actors now use the internet as a tool to influence public opinion and shape the political terrain, often in malign ways? What are governments doing both to defend against information warfare from without, and control the flow of information from within? And what is the role of the private sector in advancing and ensuring the flow of news and information to a global audience?

 

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Panels

US Information Strategy in the Cyber Era: Promoting US Interests andPreserving American Values

Balkanization of the Internet: The Growing Popularity of the Chinese Firewall

Can the Platforms Save Us? The Strengths and Limits of the Private Sector

Can the Government Save Us? Emerging Global Models of Regulation and Free Speech