Turn the Mic Around: The Fight Against Gendered Disinformation

Digital platforms were once hailed as tools for protecting human rights and defending democracy. Today, that narrative has changed – as the catastrophic impact of social media-generated disinformation, polarization, and violence is experienced by communities worldwide.

In this scenario, women journalists, activists, and politicians are often the target of malicious campaigns of gendered disinformation. What are the dynamics behind this problem, and what are some potential solutions? In this episode of Turn the Mic Around, we talk to Lucina Di Meco – the co-founder of #ShePersisted and the author of multiple studies on gendered disinformation, the latest of which is Monetizing Misogyny.

Join the conversation on March 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. MT


Turn the Mic Around: Conversations with Journalists & Technologists on the Frontlines.

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About Internews: Internews is a nonprofit that supports independent media in 100 countries – from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to filmmakers and technologists. Internews trains journalists and digital rights activists, tackles disinformation, and offers business expertise to help media outlets thrive financially. For nearly 40 years, it has helped partners reach millions of people with trustworthy information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable. 

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