As the 2020 presidential election approaches, policymakers, election officials, and online platforms are grappling with the challenges of securing vital election infrastructure, fighting disinformation and voter suppression, and running a high-stakes process during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Democracy & Technology will host a press briefing on the morning of October 16 to discuss key issues in tackling these challenges, including technical information that should inform election-related coverage in the coming weeks.
The issues covered will include:
- Election security, particularly the measures taken by states to ensure authenticity, integrity, and secrecy of absentee and mail-in ballots;
- How voters can spot and counter misinformation and disinformation online;
- Relevant examples of voter suppression, including targeted efforts to impact marginalized communities
After CDT’s speakers conclude, there will be time for questions from the press. To submit questions in advance, please contact us at [email protected]. Questions will be accepted during the event at [email protected], or via the conference chat feature.
CDT experts will also be available afterwards to cover additional questions at length.
- William T. Adler, Senior Technologist, Elections & Democracy
- Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project
- Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer
When: Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 10-11 AM ET
How to RSVP: If you’re a reporter or stakeholder and would like to join this briefing, send us a note at [email protected] signaling your interest.