Containing the Spread of Viral Misinformation

April 10, 2020  • Amina Akhtar

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, the global trends around information flows seem to be moving even faster. In this episode, Aspen Digital Executive Director Vivian Schiller answers pressing questions like the long term impact of misinformation on government trust and transparency. What are social media companies doing to take down blatant misinformation? What resources can we use to fact check on our own?

Aspen Digital empowers policy makers, civic organizations, companies, and the public to be responsible stewards of technology and digital media in the service of a more just and equitable world. 

Vivian Schiller is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. She recently joined the Aspen Institute in a new position heading up programs across media, technology and cybersecurity.

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