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The Digital Authoritarians’ Toolbox: How to Protect Digital Democracy

March 4 @ 7:00 pm

Visiting Lecturer and Science and the Public event
The Digital Authoritarians’ Toolbox: How to Protect Digital Democracy
Brittan Heller, Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School & Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP

Democracy is under attack and it needs smart defenders. This panel will describe the human cost of repressive regimes’ digital warfare, how threat actors coordinate and hide their activity, the research methods used to expose them, and the limitations of current research. Come learn how you can protect users against would-be digital dictators.

Take a listen:

Humanity, Wired
In this episode of the tech and human rights-focused CSIS podcast “Humanity, Wired”, Amy Lehr interviews Brittan Heller about online hate speech and how it connects to real-life violence. We also discuss the roles of governments, companies, and citizens in combating combating online hate speech.
Beating Digital Authoritarians And Saving Online Democracy (Wisconsin Public Radio, March 2, 2020)
A lawyer focusing on business, human rights and technology walks us through different ways to recognize blatant, nefarious disinformation online.

Science and the Public Poster – spring 2020