Navigating Echo Chambers

Navigating Echo Chambers, Artificial
Intelligence, and Bot-Driven Disinformation: New Challenges in Public Diplomacy
 This session will examine how public diplomacy practitioners need to adjust strategies and tactics for the modern information ecosystem, including understanding echo chambers, automated disinformation, algorithmic bias, and the proliferation and diversity of foreign propaganda efforts.
ACPD's latest report, Can Public Diplomacy Survive the Internet? Bots, Echo Chambers, and Disinformation will be published and distributed at the session. 
Keynote speaker

  Congressman Mike Rogers (retired), former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

  Tom Cochran, Former White House, State Department Technology Lead and Acquia’s Vice President and Chief Digital Strategist

  Markos Kounalakis, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution

Matt Chessen, Foreign Service Science, Technology and Foreign Policy Fellow @ GW

Ethan Porter, Assistant Professor, GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs

  Ory Rinat, White House Interim Chief Digital Officer and incoming Digital Lead at the State Department

  Moderated by
  Shawn Powers, Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
Tuesday, May 9th

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