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WASHINGTON — On Thursday, please join Free Press and Guns Down America for a discussion about ways to prevent Facebook from undermining the 2020 presidential election.

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Far-right paramilitary groups and others intent on organizing violence and suppressing the vote of Black and Latinx voters have hijacked Facebook. The platform’s sheer lack of oversight and unwillingness to take these threats seriously pose an extreme threat to our democracy’s most important activity.

During the discussion, experts will explore ways the political press can address the spread of dangerous, anti-democratic content via social media. Particular attention will be paid to best practices for fighting online hate speech, calls to violence and disinformation before, during and after the election.

The moderated panel discussion, hosted by Free Press and Guns Down America, will include ample time for reporters to ask questions.

WHAT: How to Stop Facebook: Addressing the Spread of Hate and Disinformation During Election 2020
WHEN: Thurs., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT
SPEAKERS: Free Press Co-CEO Jessica J. González, Guns Down America Executive Director Igor Volsky, Muslim Advocates Media Relations Director Eric Naing, Avaaz Campaign Director Fadi Quran, and Ultraviolet Communications Director and There Are No Girls podcast host Bridget Todd.
MODERATOR: Wall Street Journal reporter Deepa Seetharaman

Cick here now to register for the call.

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