Disinformation, Misinformation and Technology: New Ethical Challenges and Solutions

Inaugural Symposium

What's fact? What's fiction?

Our world is becoming more virtual by the day. Add a global pandemic and unexpected social issues, and the lines become even more blurred.

With the rise of technology, new concerns emerge about how information is delivered and interpreted. Experts in technology, ethics, public health and free speech weigh in.

Event Details

October 7, 2020 | 1 to 5 p.m.
This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

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Agenda:

1:00

Welcome

President Ken Gormley, Duquesne University

1:10

Disinformation & Manipulation in Cyberspace

Kathleen Carley, Director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems and Director of Director of the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity, Carnegie Mellon University 

1:50

Political Dimensions of Dis/misinformation

David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Co-director, IDeaS Center, Carnegie Mellon University  

Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair of Political Science and Academic Director of Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, University of Pittsburgh 

2:20 Break
2:30

COVID-19: The First Pandemic in the Age of Social Media

Beth Hoffman, Center for Social Dynamics and Community Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health  

Then & Now: Media Misinformation in a Global Pandemic

Pamela Walck, Assistant Professor of Multiplatform Journalism, Duquesne University

3:00

Economics and Ethics of Misinformation

Michael Quinn, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Executive Director of the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies, Seattle University

Jane Moriarty, Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship, Duquesne University 

3:40

Keynote: Building Communities of Trust

Brian Green, Director of Technology Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University 

4:10

From Diagnosis to Treatment: Responses to the (Dis)information Ecosystem

David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Co-director, IDeaS Center, Carnegie Mellon University  

Kathleen Carley, Director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems and Director of the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity, Carnegie Mellon University  

Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair of Political Science and Academic Director of Pitt Cyber, University of Pittsburgh  

Brian Green, Director of Technology Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University  

Michael Quinn, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Executive Director of the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies, Seattle University 

4:40

Concluding Remarks

President Ken Gormley, Duquesne University  

The event is a partnership between Duquesne University and:

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