Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

  • December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center
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The Spanish-language program and the Tow-Knight Center at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY proudly presents a lecture by Yochai Benkler, the co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Benkler will tackle the conventional model of journalistic objectivity, arguing that when journalists try to be neutral in their reporting, they are complicit in creating and spreading disinformation.

In addition, Benkler will trace the history of political polarization and the radicalization of the Conservative movement in America. He’ll also challenge popular proposals for media reform and present alternative ideas that tackle the longer-term issues facing U.S. democracy.

Benkler’s new book “Network Propaganda” dives into a study where his team analyzed just under four million stories online about the election or national politics, published between April 2015 and the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency, using Media Cloud to see how information, disinformation and propaganda spreads.

The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Carrie Brown, the Social Journalism Director at Newmark J-School.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Venue

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
219 W. 40th St.
New York, 10018 United States
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