The Weaponization of Social Media – The Threat to American Democracy – And How to Fight Back

July 13, 20193:00 pm3:50 pm
Joe McLean’s extensive experience in persuasive communications, and his relationships with U.S.national security officials, provides an in-depth look at how our social media platforms are being used against us.

Our adversaries, Russia, Iran, China – as well as home-grown threats such as white-supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-vaxxers and climate deniers are using our own technology against us. They have discovered how easy it is to sow dissent and confusion in America’s free society. Freedom of Speech, perhaps our greatest strength, is laughably easy to turn against us. How do our enemies weaponize misinformation on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, etc.? What are they trying to accomplish? How can you recognize the deliberate lies? And how can we all fight back.

12:00 am Joseph McLean