Call Recording: The Persuasive Effects of Disinformation

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Listen to Call Recording

Programming note: I greatly regret that due to technical difficulties, Margo Gontar was unable to join us for the call. I encourage you to visit to learn more about the work her organization is doing. 

Sponsored by Fenton, the call was moderated by Oliver Chinyere, digital strategist and host of Fake it ‘Til you Break it. Panelists include:

  • Tom Jensen, Director, PPP Polling. Longtime pollster Tom Jensen conducted recent national polling exploring whether Americans think Facebook should take steps to prevent foreign powers from using fake news to meddle in our elections.
  • Claire Wardle, Research Fellow at Harvard Shorenstein Center and Founder of First Draft News, a nonprofit coalition to raise awareness and address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age.
  • Margo Gontar, co-founder and editor of the Ukrainian fact-checking and propaganda-debunking website StopFake. Her work has appeared in Politifact, the New York TimesNPR and the Guardian, among others.
  • Nate Snyder, Former Senior Obama Counterterrorism Official at U.S. DHS & U.S. Countering Violent Extremism Task Force. Before joining the Department of Homeland Security, Snyder earned his Masters in National Security, Counterterrorism and Irregular Warfare.
  • Angelo Carusone, President, Media Matters. Before joining Media Matters, he organized the successful Twitter-based #StopBeck effort. He has a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.


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