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Oct. 07, 2020

How do we counter the impact of disinformation and hate speech on elections?


Discussion Owner: Forum Admin

On Oct. 7, our panel discussed the impact of disinformation and hate speech on free and fair elections, the role of social media companies in mitigating the impact of their respective platforms, and what a human rights-based solution could look like that strikes a balance between protecting freedom of expression and ensuring the integrity of elections.

How do you think the impact of disinformation and hate speech on elections can be countered? What does a human-rights based solution look like?

Guests on the live panel included:

Dominique Day, Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, and Executive Director of Daylyt

Kate Jones, Oxford University Law Faculty, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House

Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion

Amy Mitchell, Director of Journalism Research, Pew Research Center

The conversation was moderated by The Carter Center's Avery Davis-Roberts and included opening remarks from Danica Damplo of the Universal Rights Group.

Click below to play the archived video of our Oct. 7 panel conversation.