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Tuesday, January 26 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
When Words Can Kill: The COVID-19 Infodemic's Impact IRL

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With COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway nationwide, there is an urgent need to tackle increasingly widespread misinformation about its safety, efficacy and deployment. The Internet and social media should not become major vectors for mis-information dissemination.This panel will survey public service members, practitioners, and scholars across tech, government and academia to unpack how the incoming Biden administration is shoring up efforts to address this dangerous trend, and tackle best practices for public/private sector collaboration combat this existential threat to public health.

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Davey Alba

Technology Reporter, New York Times

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Dr. Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D.

Advisor, Biden Campaign COVID-19 Innovation Committee
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Renee DiResta

Technical Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
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Dr. Joan Donovan

Research Director, Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Polic
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Dr. Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown School of Public Health

Tuesday January 26, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EST