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On-Demand Video Series: Combating Disinformation and Misinformation in 21st-Century Social Movements

Mon, November 28 | OPEN HOURS

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"On-Demand Video Series: Combating Disinformation and Misinformation in 21st-Century Social Movements"

All over the world, false narratives and propaganda, including misinformation and disinformation campaigns, plague social movements organizing to wrest power from global elites. These campaigns often work to delegitimize the efforts of those challenging varying forms of racial, economic, and gendered oppression. For example, in the U.S., conservative policymakers are weaponizing old tropes that associate gay people with pedophilia—a despicable lie typically wielded by the extreme right that is now moving into mainstream conservative rhetoric—to delegitimize movements for queer and trans liberation. 

Disinformation and misinformation coupled with presumably legitimate critiques have converged to create a set of anti-Black narratives that pathologize Black movement leaders while challenging and threatening the legitimacy of the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole. These narratives include a rejection of systemic racism and identity politics as a threat to the status quo. 

Please register for the video by Sunday at 8 pm. ONEplace will email you a link to the video Monday morning to watch in your space and at your convenience. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions. 

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