CPI Talk - Digital Disinformation and Democracy

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Digital disinformation and democracy banner graphic featuring Bessma Momani and Shelly Ghai Bajaj

Political scientists, Bessma Momani and Shelly Ghai Bajaj will host Waterloo's Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) latest CPI Talk.

They will discuss:

  • how disinformation flows and spreads on direct messaging and private chat applications.
  • why they are important digital spaces to study.
  • the broader political and social implications of disinformation.

Register at: http://bit.ly/3Fe9lgJ

Dr. Bessma Momani is a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science, Interim Associate Vice President of Interdisciplinary and Sponsored Research, and senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

While Shelly Ghai Bajaj is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Momani on projects relating to democracy, disinformation, and identity politics and the digital sphere.

CPI Talks are free and open to everyone regardless of age! High school students and even non-Waterloo students/staff are welcome to join.

No prior knowledge will be expected from the audience.