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Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 disinformation

Date & time
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed


Joan Donovan, Melanie Smith and Heidi Tworek


This event is free


Marie Lamensch



In this second installment of our series on COVID-19 and disinformation, we will discuss key actors, themes and impacts of conspiracy theories and disinformation in the Canadian context.

We will be joined by Joan Donovan (Shorenstein Center at Harvard University), Melanie Smith (Graphika) and Heidi Tworek (UBC & CIGI). Aphrodite Salas (Concordia) will moderate this discussion.

This event will be livestreamed on the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies' Facebook and YouTube pages. Links to both will be sent out to registered participants.

The Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Digital Disinformation is a project organized by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Digital Citizens Initiative. We are working to enhance Canadian citizens' digital literacy and resiliency as they come in contact with misinformation and disinformation relating to COVID-19.

As part of this work, we are holding a series of digital town halls on issues like foreign interference, conspiracy theories and fake news. Stay tuned for more events hosted on these topics.

Please note this event will be held in English. We will have having two townhalls in French at a later date.

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