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How Nonprofits Can Identify, Expose and Stop the Spread of Mis/Disinformation
Civil society organizations have a vital role to play in helping their communities identify mis/disinformation. This session will help you have educated conversations with your organization about what qualifies as mis/disinformation, how it spreads and what we can do to expose it. You’ll learn about some of the leading tools and tactics to help your nonprofit identify what misinformation is and where it comes from. Featuring mis/disinformation experts from First Draft News, and CNET, this session is a great baseline for understanding our current state of information disorder and how we can become effective allies for truth and facts.

Sep 29, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Claire Wardle
Co-Founder and Strategic Leader @First Draft News
Claire Wardle currently leads the strategic direction and research for First Draft, a non-profit that tackles the challenges of misinformation. In 2017 she co-authored the seminal report, Information Disorder: An interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policy for the Council of Europe. Previous to that she was a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School, the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and head of social media for the United Nations Refugee Agency. She was also the project lead for the BBC Academy in 2009, where she designed a comprehensive training program for social media verification for BBC News that was rolled out across the organization. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.
Laura Hautala
CNET Staff Reporter @CNET
Laura writes about cybersecurity and privacy. She joined CNET News from the San Francisco Daily Journal, where she covered securities fraud, corporate misdeeds, shrinking unions and people who sue their bosses. She's also written for the Los Angeles Times, Politico and the East Bay Express, among others. Laura is a native of Tacoma, Wash. and holds degrees from Saint Mary's College of California and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. She's based in San Francisco.
Ifeoma Ozoma
Tech Policy Expert @Pinterest (ex. Facebook and Google)
Ifeoma Ozoma is the Founder and Principal of Earthseed, a consulting firm supporting individuals, organizations, and companies on issues relating to public policy, health misinformation, and related communications. Ifeoma is a tech policy expert with experience leading global public policy partnerships, public policy related content safety development, and US Federal, State, and International policymaker engagement at Pinterest, Facebook, and Google.