Was Live Fri, Oct 7, 2022
- Mekela Panditharatne, Counsel, Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
- Tamoa Calzadilla, Managing Editor, Factchequeado.com
- Rong Xiaoqing, Reporter, Sing Tao Daily
- Vanessa Cardenas, Deputy Director, America’s Voice
News Report from this Media Briefing
The upcoming mid-term elections — which will shape politics at local, state and national levels — come as voters are bombarded with disinformation that sows distrust in the political process, promotes false narratives and targets ethnic communities in their own language.
There is little push-back to challenge the daily barrage of fake news — be it the “big lie” about stolen elections, distortions about immigrants or messages that target ethnic communities in their own language.
Our expert panel will cover a variety of angles regarding disinformation and how it is likely to affect these elections and the future of democracy in the United States.