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FEFS | Global Elections I ✚

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

UCI Law Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
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FEFS | Global Elections I

 Wednesday, September 1 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

 Virtual Event

Threats to the fairness of elections, and the open debate that democracies require, have not been limited to the United States. Already in 2021, several elections worldwide have shown the challenges to a fair ballot in the digital age. We will kick off our global discussion of these challenges, and the steps governments and social media companies should be taking, with a focus on elections in Israel, The Netherlands, and Uganda, examining examples of the prevalence of disinformation and the role of social media. We will be joined by leading analysts from each country along with reactions from a major social media company.