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Disinformation and free speech: perspectives on the future of information

October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Hayden Library and online

A panel of experts from a range of disciplines will share their perspectives on how fact, fiction, and opinion converge, diverge, and occasionally collide. Based on their research, the speakers will share their views on how access to accurate information aligns with free speech; how we can help people evaluate information; and much more.


  • Adam Berinsky, Mitsui Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab
  • David Karger, Professor of Computer Science and member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • David Rand, Erwin H. Schell Professor and Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT
  • ModeratorAlexia Hudson-Ward, Associate Director of Research and Learning, MIT Libraries

In-person event is open to current MIT community members only; lunch will be provided to in-person attendees who pre-register.

Live stream is available to anyone. Link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. Streaming will begin at 12:15pm.

A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants when it becomes available.

Register for either version here.

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307