How Political Celebrities Spread Disinformation

Zoom lecture with Becca Lewis, Stanford University

Conventional wisdom suggests that conspiracy theories and propaganda thrive mainly in the deep, dark corners of the internet. Becca Lewis will show that harmful ideas also gain traction through the charisma and popularity of internet celebrities. She believes that instead of merely focusing our responses on the threat of algorithmic “rabbit holes,” we must also understand the power of amplification through thriving alternative media systems. Becca Lewis is a Stanford Graduate Fellow and PhD candidate in Communication at Stanford University, as well as a research affiliate at Data & Society Research Institute and the University of North Carolina’s

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For more information, email Gerald Sim at gsim@fau.edu


Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00pm



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