Misinformation and the Media: A Post-Election Debrief

As traditional and social media companies continue to respond to the wave of misinformation around the 2020 U.S. Election, what do the outcomes indicate for the future of democracy? A panel of technology, journalism and security experts will examine the rise of social media and its influence on civic discourse and the global information marketplace, and reflect on the lessons learned from this election cycle for democracies around the world. This program is part of our new Meridian Global Journalism Initiative, which builds on our 20-year history of international journalism work while strengthening our commitment to democracy, global security and combating disinformation in the U.S. and around the world.


  • Yael Eisenstat, Real Facebook Oversight Board member and formerly Facebook’s Global Head of Elections Integrity Ops, National Security Advisor to President-elect Joe Biden and a diplomat
  • Ben Smith, New York Times media columnist
  • Joie Chen, Senior Adviser & Faculty for Poynter Institute

Please reach out to Megan Devlin for more information.