Presenters: Jonathan Corpus Ong (Shorenstein Center Fellow) and JM Lanuza (UMass Amherst)
Discussant: Leni Robredo (former Philippines Vice President and Center for Public Leadership Fellow)
Expert Synthesis: Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center
Chair: Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center, Harvard Kennedy School
This event was the formal launch of the report “Parallel Public Spheres: Influence Operations in the 2022 Philippine Elections,” presented by Jonathan Corpus Ong and JM Lanuza. The researchers presented a road map for researchers, activists, journalists, and policymakers to collaborate in the fight against disinformation. They also announced a Community Engagement Plan to support new partners to popularize academic research and implement digital campaigns.
Former Vice President Leni Robredo presented her expert comments about the report and shared her advocacy to combat disinformation. Meme Wars author Joan Donovan presented a global-level view of media manipulation. Sushma Raman, global expert on human rights, served as chair of this urgent discussion.