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Is social media killing democracy? Twitter, US midterms and Brazil unpacked

For years, the far right has weaponised social media – connecting extremists to power and mobilising violence to threaten democracy. What will Elon Musk's Twitter meltdown and Meta's mass layoffs mean at this precarious moment in the US and globally? And how did Brazil succeed in fighting disinformation and averting a threatened coup?

Hear from our experts on how conspiracists in dark corners of the web are destabilising democracy – and how democracies are fighting back.

3 November 2022, 1.38pm

Hear from:

Joan Donovan Research director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy and co-author of ‘Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America’

Pedro Telles Advocacy, civic engagement and public policy expert; co-founder and director of Quid, a communications and mobilisation lab for issues related to democracy and human rights

Chair, Mary Fitzgerald Director of expression at the Open Society Foundation, leading on global work to support journalism and tackle disinformation

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