Three new ideas for mitigating disinformation
Assembly discussion explores new ways to mitigate challenges of disinformation
From intentionally false information circulating about the current global pandemic to information about the upcoming U.S. presidential election and the U.S. census, concerns about disinformation are rampant. The Berkman Klein Center’s Assembly: Disinformation program virtually convened researchers to share their new ideas to address disinformation challenges with thirty of the program’s students, fellows, advisors, and experts. The discussion was moderated by Professor Jonathan Zittrain, faculty director of BKC and leader of the Assembly program. Zittrain was joined in conversation by Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University; Marshall Van Alstyne, the Questrom Professor in Management at Boston University; and Joan Donovan, the Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center, and an advisor of the Assembly program.