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Big, If True Webinar: Playing with Fireworks: The Aura of Illicit Data

Big, If True Webinar: Playing with Fireworks: The Aura of Illicit Data

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – On this episode of BIG, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD talks about surveillance and the ethics of data collection in research and journalism with Shorenstein Center Fellow and Professor Chris Gilliard, Julia Angwin, Editor In Chief and…

Big, If True Webinar: Deeper States: The Proliferation of Networked Conspiracies Online

Big, If True Webinar: Deeper States: The Proliferation of Networked Conspiracies Online

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – On this episode of BIG, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD is joined by NBC’s Brandy Zadrozny, a reporter on the disinformation beat whose strategic early reporting on Qanon during the pandemic was critical, The New Yorker’s David Rohde,…

Big, If True Webinar: “What if we limited our sample to white people?” A conversation with Anna Wiener, Author of Uncanny Valley

Big, If True Webinar: “What if we limited our sample to white people?” A conversation with Anna Wiener, Author of Uncanny Valley

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – How do technology platforms treat their employees and their users — and how do you write about it? On this episode of Big, If True, Dr. Chris Gilliard, Anna Wiener, and Joan Donovan, PhD discuss reporting on technology companies, their…

Big, If True Webinar: Amplified Hate and its Effects

Big, If True Webinar: Amplified Hate and its Effects

On February 3rd, 2021, the Shorenstein Center hosted a Big, If True Webinar on community understandings of networked hate groups and conspiracies with guests Brandi Collins-Dexter, Molly Conger, Emily Gorcenski, Kathleen Belew, PhD, and Whitney Phillips, PhD, hosted by Joan…

Big, If True Webinar: New Year, Fresh Threats

Friday, January 29, 2021 – In this episode of Big, If True, our host Joan Donovan, PhD asks: what can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? What happens when security threats are inflated by governments? And how do security scholars…

Big, If True Webinar: The Fight to Ban Facial Recognition Technology: Protest in the Era of Mass Surveillance

Friday, July 31, 2020 – On this episode of BIG, If True we delve into the formidable struggle against the deployment of facial recognition technology. In light of the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests, there are distressing concerns that facial…

Big, If True Webinar: Fighting a Two-Front War: Censorship and Disinformation in Southeast Asia

Friday, July 10, 2020 – This episode of BIG, If True reflects on the hybrid battles being waged by journalists, activists, and dissidents against censorship and disinformation in Southeast Asia. The discussion traces the genesis of the recent attacks on the…

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

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

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…