From fervent attacks on US political campaigns to mis, dis, and mal-information targeting trust in our elections, autocratic interference in democracy is truly a global challenge with local implications. As voters in a key swing state, Pennsylvanians are on the front lines of information manipulation campaigns from foreign and domestic actors. Learn more about strategies, tools, and tactics used to impact voters and divide communities. Together we can discuss threats to Pennsylvania’s elections and how to build resilience against them.

Including:

  • Rachael Dean Wilson, Head of External Affairs, Alliance for Security Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Morgan Overton, Vice Chair, Allegheny County Democratic Committee
  • David Salvo, Deputy Director, Alliance for Security Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Moderator: Lara Putnam, UCIS Research Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Co-Lead, Southwest PA Civic Resilience Initiative of the Pitt Disinformation Lab

The Rise Of Mis/Disinformation And Its Effects On Pennsylvania Voters hosted by World Affairs Council Pittsburgh