Platforms and the Election: An Autopsy (A November 19 Virtual Panel)
The latest installment of the MozFest Dialogues & Debates series will explore how internet platforms coped — and are coping — with U.S. election disinformation.
Ahead of the November 3 presidential election, the internet’s biggest platforms prepared themselves for a whirlwind disinformation. Misleading headlines, outright lies, false claims of victory, and fake content had the potential to go viral — and mislead millions of voters.
Now, in the days after the election, the world is still reckoning with whether or not platforms did their part. How effective were specific tactics, like adding content labels, rejecting ads, and halting recommendations? How are platforms coping with the current spike in disinformation about the results? And what can we learn for future elections?
On Thursday, November 19, Mozilla will host a virtual MozFest Dialogues & Debates to explore these questions and others. Audience members are able to submit their questions ahead of time by tweeting @mozilla with the hashtag #DialoguesAndDebates.
Our 40-minute panel will feature:
MozFest Dialogues & Debates is Mozilla’s our speaker series that usually occurs in-person each year. We’re expanding the series into virtual terrain, to bring internet users the information they need to understand and advocate for a healthy and humane digital world. Watch past MozFest Dialogues & Debates here.