One overlooked aspect of COVID-19 is that autocrats around the world—in China, Russia, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, India, and the Trump White House—have used the pandemic to censor information and flood the airwaves with lies, in the name of crisis management. As a result, democratic institutions and governance across the globe have vastly deteriorated, and the effects may be felt long after the pandemic is over. This panel will discuss how to use the pandemic experience to strengthen our information ecosystem—and restore trust in our democratic institutions worldwide.
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Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]. Hosted by Columbia Global Reports.