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October 2020

Eugene Robinson

Theodore H. White Lecture: “The Challenges Facing the Media on November 3rd and Beyond”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required

On Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm ET, join us for the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. As the 2020 election quickly approaches, are there similarities to 2016 or is this a continuation of an unprecedented cycle in political history? How has the press evolved during the Trump administration and what effect did it have on covering the political landscape in the primaries and general election. With the…

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November 2020

Jake Shapiro

Organizing Online Foreign Influence Efforts: Lessons from Topic Models and Content-Based Detection

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm EST
Virtual – Registration Required

Part of the speaker series on misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Since 2014 there have been at least 74 nation-state led online influence campaigns targeting other countries through deceptive social media, with 21 of those in 2019 alone. How are such foreign influence efforts organized, what sets their content apart from legitimate social media activity, and what have we learned about their potential impact? Much as statistical forensics help illuminate the political economy of corruption, application of machine-learning to…

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