Registration – TEC Talks “Misinformation and Disinformation”
Conspiracy theories and other false claims have always been part of our discourse, even (and perhaps especially) our politics. But modern technologies seem to have changed the scale of the problem, with profound implications for our culture and for democracy. This series focuses on the role of technology in promoting mis- and disinformation, the ethical problems that creates, and the technical, legal, and institutional responses best suited to our modern challenges.
We’ll hear from some of the world’s leading experts, including academics and researchers studying these challenges and activists and practitioners facing them in the field, on questions including: To what extent are these problems new? What are the root causes and design features most responsible and most amenable to change? What are the best solutions, taking into account the range of interests at stake?
Live meetings will be on March 3, 22 & 29, and April 5, 14 & 21.
Future events include:
March 3: What do we value? The ethics of tech accountability with Roger McNamee (Elevation Partners, author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe”) and Ifeoma Ozoma (Earthseed, formerly Pinterest, Facebook, and Google)
March 22: Platform Responsibility for Online Speech with Danielle Citron (University of Virginia) and Yael Eisenstat (formerly Facebook, CIA)
March 29: Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
April 5: Science and Technology Studies Toolkit: A Guide for Handling Mis- and Disinformation with Ryan Calo (University of Washington) and Mutale Nkonde (AI for the People, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, ND Institute for Advanced Studies)
April 14: The Ethics of Verification, Identity, and Anonymity on the Internet with David Magerman (Differential VC) and Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
April 21: Learning from Our Mistakes: What can smaller platforms learn from ethical challenges at scale? with Julie Owono (Internet Sans Frontieres, Facebook Oversight Board) and Clint Smith (Discord)
If you have already registered for the Tech Ethics Conference 2020, you do not need to register again. To start the series, click here.