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Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Oct 29 2021
Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age

Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow; Former Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, The Wilson Center, addresses the City Club for the Annual Meeting program.

More than 150 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that it is easier for the public to accept a simple lie rather than a complex truth. With the advent of digital and social media and today’s diverse, highly polarized society, it feels as though this adage is being used to quickly dismantle American democracy.

In her book, How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict, Nina Jankowicz takes us on a journey through five Western governments’ responses to

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