Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation

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June 23, 2021

Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation

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KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO

Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the number of intentional and fraudulent attacks against female politicians and journalists online. The rise of gendered disinformation to undermine women in leadership and deter women from running for political office is pervasive. Kristina and Lucina reflect on individual and social consequences of these strategic digital attacks on women, how they're working to bring public awareness with their initiative, #ShePersisted, and why social media companies should be held accountable.

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