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Digital Threats to Democracy

Panel discussing the effects of online conspiracy theories, deep fakes, and artificial intelligence on modern public discourse.

Democracy looks different in the Information Age. While citizens have access to more high-quality information than ever before, they’re faced with more disinformation than ever before, too. Online conspiracy theories. Deep fakes. Artificial intelligence. It’s a dangerous landscape. This panel brings together ProPublica’s Andy Kroll, UM journalism dean Andrea Hickerson and EdgeTheory founder Joe Stradinger to discuss these digital challenges to modern democracy and how we may yet overcome them. Overby fellow R.J. Morgan will moderate.