Digital Citizenship In A Pandemic: Political Information And Action In 2020

Digital Citizenship In A Pandemic: Political Information And Action In 2020

We’re pleased to invite you to join us for Digital Citizenship In A Pandemic: Political Information And Action In 2020 hosted by the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics (IDDP) on Monday, October 19th, 10am-3pm EDT

From advertising to organizing, a great deal of political information has been shared--and political action taken place--online for decades. And yet the coronavirus introduced a sea change in American digital political life. Rather than being just one of many ways to campaign, communicate, and mobilize, the pandemic has made digital politics a truly dominant force. Though offline activities continue, we are all truly digital citizens now.  

This virtual conference will take a closer look at these dynamics. We’ll explore questions about fact checking digital campaigns, consider how the pandemic intensifies disinformation's impacts on communities of color, examine potential post-election violence being organized online, and more.  

Panelists include:

  • Steve Scully, Political Editor, C-SPAN;  Senior. Exec Producer & Host, Washington Journal; Presidential Debate Moderator
  • Angie Drobnic Holan, editor-in-chief, PolitiFact
  • Leana Wen, visiting professor of health policy and management, GW Milken School of Public Health; distinguished fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute of Health Workforce Equity
  • Seyi Akiwowo, founder and executive director, Glitch; Knight Fellow, GW IDDP
  • Ifeoma Ozoma, founder and principal, Earthseed
  • Additional academics, experts and journalists