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Wednesday, September 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Danger of Dis/Misinformation On and Offline: Where We Are Now in Combating Extremism

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Earlier this year, we hosted a conversation on the growing domestic terrorism problem in the United States and how right-wing extremism was ranked among the top global security threats in 2019. In part two of this conversation, we will dive deeper into this topic, focusing on extremism globally and the efforts of those working to prevent the spread of dis/misinformation. In conversation with technology and extremism experts, we’ll explore how vulnerable communities are harmed by misinformation online, and how misinformation can lead to increased polarization and extremism within and between communities.

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Mila Sanina

Executive Director, Public Source
Mila Sanina serves as the executive director of PublicSource, a nonprofit, non-partisan newsroom delivering public-service journalism in the Pittsburgh region at publicsource.org. Under Mila's leadership, PublicSource has been billed as a convener, an innovative newsroom which is... Read More →

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Alex Amend

Director of Communications, Moonshot
Alex Amend is Director of Communications at Moonshot where he is responsible for global communications strategy in support of the mission to end online harms. He joined Moonshot from the Sierra Club, the largest and oldest environmental advocacy organization in the U.S., where he... Read More →
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Meghna Mahadevan

Partner, New Currents Collective
Roots in Kerala, India, hailing from Atlanta, GA, inspired by Oakland, CA: Meghna Mahadevan is an activist, technologist, and creative, spending their time advancing movements for liberation for queer, trans, people of color. Meghna completed their B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering... Read More →
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Dr. Michael Kenney

Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center, and Professor of International Affairs, The University of Pittsburgh
Michael Kenney is the Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center, and Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and has held... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT