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Highlights for the future of democracy sessions 


The threat of misinformation to social progress

Justin Hendrix

Co-founder and CEO, Tech Policy Press

Kourosh Houshmand,

Alum, Reach Alliance

Minh-Thu Pham

Co-founder, New American Voices

Zachary Karabell 

Founder, The Progress Network

When we talk about advancing equity we have to know where the problem is, who is being imp

Misinformation is the use of information you know to be false for a purpose.  What is the threat of misinformation? Disinformation propaganda is not new, what is different is the efficiency of these misinformation platforms. They can target specific populations.

How does misinformation fit in the context of narratives? We are in a moment where there is hypersensitivity within trust, there is placement of non intentional misinformation in that narrative. When you bring to the table the issue of digital communications, not just social media, have changed the way species interact. Do we have the science to understand digital connectivity, the pace of our communication, the pace of interactions have changed the way our politics work, how nations and families interact?

Fireside chat:

The decline of rights and inclusive societies

Mimi Marziani

The Texas Civil Rights Project

Kelsey Mulcahy

Public Policy Research Manager, Data for Good, Meta

Jaime García,

Social Progress Imperative Regional Director, INCAE

Business School

When we talk about advancing equity we have to know where the problem is, who is being imp

The Social Progress Index measures the capabilities we have to reach our full potential, as individuals and as a society. It measures Personal Rights, Inclusiveness, Personal Freedom and Choice and Access to Advanced Education.

Everything is connected, we can't have social progress and economic growth if we fail in basic wellness, in basic medical care, and if we fail in personal rights.

If we see the data of the Social Progress Index in the last 10 years, we see great advances in access to information and communications, in health and wellness, in water and sanitation, all those components that depend on infrastructure and income are increasing. But those components that are based in institutional arrangements to social arrangements, we are going backwards.

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