Election 2019: Democracy and Manipulation in the Internet Age
The first panel in the MacEachen Institute's ten-week Policy Matters Speaker Series.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there has been increased concern about the threat of malicious actors influencing the 2019 Canadian federal election. In an April report, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) warned that it is “very likely that Canadian voters will encounter some form of foreign cyber interference related to the 2019 federal election.” What does this mean for voters, politicians, and political organizations during this fall’s campaign? What should voters be wary about when reading political news?
This panel discussion brings together experts in social media analytics, political media manipulation, political reporting and elections security to talk about what we can expect during election 2019.
Tom Clark (Chair) - Chair of Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs
Alex Boutilier - National Politics Reporter, Toronto Star
Elizabeth Dubois - Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
Natasha Gauthier - Senior Media Relations Advisor, Elections Canada
Anatoliy Gruzd - Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship, Ryerson University
This event will be live streamed on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/DALMIPP.
More information at Dal.ca/mipp
Room 1020, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax,