How do you know what to believe online? The answer isn’t as simple as you think, nor can it be reduced to buzzwords and simple solutions. It isn’t just about truth vs. lies; it’s about collectively reminding each other how our online environment affects the most vulnerable among us.
In this talk, we explore:
One of our big takeaways from our chat with Melissa was that these threats aren’t exclusive to political organizations and candidates. Whether you’re a small nonprofit, a pizza parlor (remember #Pizzagate?) or a butterfly sanctuary (yes, real example), you are vulnerable to being misrepresented and having your narrative overtaken online. The good news: you can fight back.
P.S. Only have a couple of minutes? Be sure to check out the 12:11 mark, where Melissa discusses the basics that every organization needs to think about when conducting a threat assessment.