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Social Media, Disinformation, and Democracy with Phil Napoli

Phil Napoli

On May 7 at 2 p.m., we will host Phil Napoli of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He will discuss his recent writing, including his excellent and prescient book Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia 2019).

Professor Napoli is a highly regarded expert on media and communications policy in democracy. But, for us at the McGannon Center, he is especially notable because he was a transformational Director of the Center before he left for Rutgers in 2013 on his way to Duke. We are excited to see him again - even if it is over Zoom.

After Professor Napoli presents, Professors John Carey and Bozena Mierzejewska of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham will join the conversation. Both have, in different ways, taken up the questions and problems that are at the heart of Professor Napoli's book. Current Center Director Olivier Sylvain will moderate the discussion. The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy will co-sponsor the event.

Please register in advance here: rIlU. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.