Hacking Democracy: Technology, The Internet & Politics


Time Panel  
3:30 p.m.

The Disinformation Effect: The Manipulation of Political Discourse

From cultural to generational differences, this panel of experts will break down the differences in messaging and how social media targeting serves as a conduit for the spread of disinformation among the voting public to influence our elections.

5:00 p.m.

Secure the Vote: How Election Officials Ensure Voting Integrity

As we move into what is surely another contentious election cycle, many Americans are wondering just how safe their vote will be. This panel will feature experts in voting systems both locally and nationally to discuss how election officials are ensuring the validity and security of votes.

6:10 p.m. criticalMass|Media: A Multimedia Musical Performance  
6:30 p.m.

The Web Brigades: Russian Troll Farms and Their Impact on U.S. Elections

What is a troll farm, and why should we care? This panel will investigate how Russian trolls infiltrated the American  political conversation and the potential for further manipulation moving into another presidential election.