Big, If True Webinar: Beyond Cyberspace: Security in a Networked World

Big, If True Webinar: Beyond Cyberspace: Security in a Networked World

Friday, June 12, 2020 – In this episode, BIG, If True welcomes Lodrina Cherne, a digital forensics expert and Instructor at the SANS Institute in conversation with Joseph Menn, an investigative reporter on Cybersecurity at Reuters and Josephine Wolff, PhD an assistant professor of cybersecurity…

Big, If True Webinar: Science is Politics by Other Means

Big, If True Webinar: Science is Politics by Other Means

Friday, May 29, 2020 – In this episode of BIG, If True we’ll discuss the politicization of science and technology, looking closely at controversies about preprints, scientific articles posted to archives before they have been peer reviewed. In recent months, preprints have…

Big, If True Webinar: The Trouble with Science

Big, If True Webinar: The Trouble with Science

Friday, May 15, 2020 – This week on BIG, If True our host Joan Donovan dives into the promises and perils of communicating science to public audiences. While trust in our politicians and the press has waned in recent years, trust in…

Big, If True Webinar: Technologies of the Far-Right

Big, If True Webinar: Technologies of the Far-Right

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Do you ever wonder why certain technologies get made and others don’t? Most of the time the problem is resources, other times it’s because of breakthrough innovation, but in every case it’s also about politics….

BIG, If True: The Steak-umm Interview

“Big, If True” is a webinar series from the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center. Hosted by Dr. Joan Donovan, the series focuses on media manipulation, disinformation, and the future of democracy during a pandemic. In…

Big, If True Webinar: Two Truths and a Lie: Misinformation and Public Health

Friday, April 24, 2020 – This week Big, If True welcomed Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute in conversation with Setti Warren, Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Mayor of Newton MA. What do public health advocates need to…

Big, If True Webinar: Race, Xenophobia, and COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020 – This webinar explores how COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, fueled xenophobia, and harmed marginalized groups. How can policymakers, civil society, and media mitigate against discrimination by shining a light on health disparities? What does xenophobia…

Big, If True Webinar: What is “Zoom Bombing?” Media Manipulation and Sociotechnical Vulnerabilities

Friday, April 3, 2020 – The Shorenstein Center’s Technology and Social Change Research Team describes the phenomenon of “zoom bombing,” the act of hijacking a virtual meeting, and its consequences. While many of us did not expect to spend the Spring cloistered…

Big, If True Webinar: Don’t Panic! Care, Trust, and Mutual Aid during an Infodemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 – As we become more isolated physically, social media and the web will also have to shoulder the world’s information needs as more and more people seek timely and local information. As misinformation swirls all around…