Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
RSVP Required


Event Description

Our Bridging Divides Initiative in consortium with New America, Just Security, and Tech Policy Press are co-hosting a 90-minute lunchtime virtual research workshop focused on analyzing the events of January 6 and their implications for tech. This is the first event in the series and will be a limited capacity virtual meeting on Dec.1, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. ET.  The goal is to provide a venue for journalists, academic and independent researchers to workshop their research on the role of tech, social media, and media manipulation in fueling online and offline counterfactual and extremist movements centered on false election fraud claims and polarizing misinformation/disinformation related to the 2020 presidential election. Shannon Hiller, BDI’s executive director will introduce the work of our teams and some concepts with their relevance to this important initiative.

Select researchers interested in showcasing and getting feedback on their ongoing work are invited to apply to present their research in brief during a Lightning Round Session at the event. Researchers who present during that session will have an opportunity to dive into the data in-depth in breakout sessions during the workshop and may later be selected to present their work publicly to a broader audience for planned event in the symposium series to be held during the week of the first anniversary of the Capitol siege on January 6.

If you wish to present during the Lightning Round Session on Dec. 1, please visit this form to submit your proposed session details here: