Social Media and Digital Disinformation

May 11, 2018


On May 3, the National Constitution Center hosted a traveling America’s Town Hall panel at Stanford Law School to discuss the effects of digital disinformation on democracy today. We the People host Jeffrey Rosen was joined by Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Nick Pickles, Senior Public Policy Strategist at Twitter, Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at YouTube,  as well as Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School and Larry Kramer President of the Hewlett Foundation. They discuss whether digital disinformation poses a threat, what its effect on speech, democracy, and government regulation might be, and the role of the Internet and social media in combatting disinformation.




Juniper Downs is Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at YouTube.


Larry Kramer is President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.



Nathaniel Persily is the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.


Nick Pickles is Senior Public Policy Strategist at Twitter Inc.



Elliot Schrage is Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Facebook.


Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.” 

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