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November 18, 2022

Unresolved: Information Disorder

The age of “information disorder” is upon us. Deep fakes, false political narratives, and flawed COVID rumors are all rampant online, threatening America’s national security, as well as democracy itself. Though bad actors have always had the capacity to deceive, the ease, speed, and degree to which anyone can create misleading information has engendered a dangerous new world. And yet many solutions can also run directly against longstanding western principles, such as free speech and a lack of censorship. Prescriptions, some argue, can be as dangerous as the disorder itself. So, what can be done? In partnership with the Homeland Security Experts Group, Intelligence Squared U.S. debates how to combat this dangerous new phenomenon, termed “information disorder.” Our expert panel takes a look at what the private sector should do, what the public sector can do, and how political actors who spread false information should be handled.

This debate will take place in front of a live audience, at the 2022 Homeland Security Enterprise Forum, on October 25, 2022. The debate is presented and produced in partnership with the Homeland Security Experts Group. Tickets include a pre-debate cocktail reception and a post-debate buffet dinner. Special access Drinks, Dinner, & Debate tickets are limited.

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Should tech companies moderate misinformation that their users post?
BIGGEST SHIFT: Yes
Yes: +8.70%
No: -8.70%
Does America need a governing body to regulate disinformation?
BIGGEST SHIFT: Yes
Yes: +21.74%
No: -21.74%
Was Twitter right to ban Donald Trump?
BIGGEST SHIFT: No
Yes: 0.00%
No: 0.00%
ABOUT THE DEBATERS
THE DEBATERS
Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the PATRIOT Act.
Nina Jankowicz
Nina Jankowicz - Internationally-recognized expert on disinformation and democratization and author of How to Lose the Information War
Charles Carithers
Charles Carithers - Principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs and visiting fellow at the National Security Institute; former staff member on House Committee of Homeland Security, Georgetown University Professor
Stewart Baker
Stewart Baker - Former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President of George W. Bush

Where Do You Stand?

Should tech companies moderate misinformation that their users post?
Does America need a governing body to regulate disinformation?
Was Twitter right to ban Donald Trump?