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Thu 14

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Information Weaponized: A Conversation With Elizabeth Williamson

Civic Genius

Following the horrifying 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a new horror took hold: a flood of online disinformation claiming that the shootings were a hoax, part of a government conspiracy, or any number of baseless and outrageous accusations.

Elizabeth Williamson is a feature writer for The New York Times and author of Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth. Her book investigates the hurricane of disinformation that tormented the Sandy Hook families, and shows how it became a template for future disinformation campaigns.

Join us for an unvarnished look at the toll online disinformation — whether spread for profit, entertainment, or no clear reason at all — can take in real life.