Time12:00PM1:00PM EST LocationTop of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center, Fifth Floor Ballroom, 1 Constitution Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, 20002
Events hosted by RSI AND In-Person AND Virtual

Misinformation and Disinformation: Is Democracy in Crisis, and Is It at Risk of Failing?

Keynote Featuring

Alexandra Givens, President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology

Panel Featuring

[Moderator] Brent M. Eastwood, Fellow, Technology and Innovation, R Street Institute

Zeve Sanderson, Executive Director, New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics

Nick Penniman, Founder and CEO, Issue One

Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Associate Professor, Fordham University’s Communication and Media Studies Department


According to a 2023 poll, only one in 10 Americans have confidence and give high ratings to the way that democracy is conducted in the United States. Nearly 50 percent of those surveyed believe our country’s democracy is flawed.

People are concerned about the state of elections, the performance of Congress, inflation, crime, and the southern border. Fear about these issues is exacerbated by rampant misinformation and disinformation.

Join us for an in-person and virtual panel that will provide insights and solutions to these threats to democracy. Panelists will also explain the best way to fight misinformation and disinformation before elections this year.  

Lunch provided.