Athens Democracy Forum: Disinformation’s Black Hole

Once upon a time, information dispensed by recognized authorities – academics, newspapers, scientists – was broadly accepted as a factual basis on which to build debate and discussion. Today demagogues, conspiracy-mongers, fortune-seekers and lunatics of every stripe have the power to create and populate endless alternate universes, greatly endangering the one in which we must exist. 

Luminate CEO Stephen King joined Maria Ressa (Co-Founder and C.E.O., Rappler), Christophe Deloire (Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders), and Irene Braam (Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation) at the Athens Democracy Forum for a conversation on disinformation moderated by Max Strasser (Opinion Editor, The New York Times).