Are They Ready? Social Media Companies and the 2020 Election

As we gear up for the 2020 election cycle, questions and fears surrounding social media have emerged. Politico reporter Nancy Scola recently stated "It's going to be a complete mess this election cycle," and Scott Shane of The New York Times posed that "It just seems like technology is outrunning old institutions like elections." In the wake of fake news, bots, and more, how will our upcoming presidential election be affected? 

On January 21, 6:30-8:30pm, Betaworks Studios invites you to join Paul Rieckhoff, a writer, activist, veteran, founder of the largest non-profit for Iraq and Afghanistan vets, and founder of Angry Americans, as he talks with Yael Eisenstat, who spent 18 years working around the globe as a CIA officer, then national security advisor to Vice President Biden, and then Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations in Facebook's Business Integrity Organization.

Paul and Yael will discuss social media through the lens of the upcoming 2020 election, focusing on Facebook, Twitter, Google as well as current happenings in the world of technology and political advertising content. The conversation will be recorded for the Angry Americans podcast.

RSVP here.

January 21, 2020 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Betaworks Studios
29 Little West 12th St
New York, NY 10014
United States
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