The US 2020 elections have been fraught with misinformation, including the rise of "fake news” and threats of foreign intervention emerging after 2016, ongoing concerns of racially-targeted disinformation, and new threats related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital technologies will have played a more important role in the 2020 elections than ever before.
Stanford Cyber Policy Center, in collaboration with the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, hosted a day-after discussion of the role of digital technologies in the 2020 Elections.
- Nathaniel Persily, faculty co-director of the Cyber Policy Center and Director of the Program on Democracy and the Internet
- Marietje Schaake, the Center’s International Policy Director and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
- Alex Stamos, Director of the Cyber Center’s Internet Observatory and former Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo
- Renee DiResta, Research Manager at the Internet Observatory
- Andy Grotto, Director of the Center’s Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
- Kelly Born, the Center’s Executive Director