National Security Institute - Trolls & Polls – Dangers and Risks of Misinformation



This panel took place on Friday, October 16th from 12:00-1:00 pm, and featured:

  • The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

  • Nikolas Guggenberger, Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale University

  • Lisa Kaplan, NSI Visiting Fellow and founder of Alethea Group

Panelists discussed the role of fake news and disinformation in the 2016 election and whether we can expect similar issues leading up to November. They discussed main sources of fake news, the susceptibility of the 2020 election to fake news and disinformation, and potential legal issues to be aware of when confronting this issue.