REBROADCAST: Global Briefing Series--Truth, Fiction and Lies in the New Media Environment: The Existential Struggle for Global Democracies
From OStateTV on March 17th, 2021
The rise of social media and the fragmentation of traditional news media has led to a global crisis of disinformation. Governments, non-government actors, and shadow groups are spreading misleading and often false information, which undermines democracy around the world. Democratic nations that depend on a certain level of social and political trust to function properly face an existential crisis as that trust is eroded. How can democratic governments face this crisis to rebuild faith in democratic practices and values? Today's speaker is Jed Willard, Director of the FDR Center for Global Engagement at Harvard University. The Global Briefing Series is a presentation of the OSU School of Global Studies and Partnerships.