Democracy on a Digital Tightrope: Navigating Disinformation Threats

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
April 16th
Auditorium, BAC

In this lecture, Dr. Jacob will delve into the escalating threat of AI-driven disinformation campaigns amid a pivotal super election year for democracies worldwide

Dr. Jacob will reflect on the 2016 U.S. elections, highlighting how Russian influence operations set a key precedent for state-sponsored digital interference in democratic processes. Through an exploration of AI integration with established disinformation tactics and informed by social science theories, Dr. Jacob aims to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to defend democracy's integrity in the face of evolving threats.

About Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob:
Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob is the Panitza Memorial Endowed Executive Director of the CIDC. He recently served as the Under-Secretary-General for Research, Evaluation, and Foresight at the Organisation of Southern Cooperation.

The event is part of the CIDC Global Perspectives Series.