2023 BEA On-Location
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Saturday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Bad news: Trends in mis, dis and malinformation

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Misinformation continues to threaten democracy, and that threat is increased because of new developments in technology, laws and geopolitics.. Disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation are all affected, and bad information can have a significant impact on public opinion, elections and security. This panel will includes experts in law, technology and communications., who will discuss the following topics: the First Amendment and misinformation; the threat of AI in increasing misinformation; how audiences react to misinformation; and the foreign threat of misinformation to US audiences with an eye for how curriculum might need to evolve to address these challenges.
Moderator: Amanda Sturgill, Elon University
Panelists: Israel Balderas, Elon University; Media law and misinformation
Matt Blomberg, Elon University; Audiences and misinformation
Alex Luchsinger, Elon University; International misinformation


Amanda Sturgill

Elon University

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Israel Balderas

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Elon University
As an assistant professor of journalism at Elon University, my teaching and research agenda focuses on First Amendment law and media ethics. Prior to my transition into the classroom in 2017, I worked as a TV news anchor/reporter at local stations in West Palm Beach, Florida, Charlotte... Read More →
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Alex Luchsinger

Elon University
The Imagining the Internet Center’s mission is to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance. Its research holds a mirror to humanity’s use of communications technologies, informs policy development, exposes... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
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