Driving Digital Division: Race and Gender in the Fight Against Disinformation

Driving Digital Division: Race and Gender in the Fight Against Disinformation

Session Type(s): Panel

Digital disinformation is a cloud hanging over the 2020 elections, but the forces behind it have been building for a long time. This panel will explore the white surpremacist and misogynistic underpinnings that created this perfect storm for our current digital environment. We will focus on the role that digital platforms like Google, Twitter, and Facebook play in creating and perpetuating this, and discuss what activists around the country can do about it.

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Panelists

Madihha Ahussain

Madihha Ahussain plays an essential role as a member of the legal team at Muslim Advocates focusing on anti-Muslim hate issues. She has worked closely with communities that have been directly impacted by hate groups and works closely with major social media companies to find solutions to online hate speech. During law school, she excelled in numerous regional and national moot court competitions, including the Whittier Juvenile Law competition where she was named Best Oral Advocate, as well as the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence competition where she was a national finalist and was given the award for Best Oral Advocate in the Final Round. She was also honored by the State Bar of California with the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for outstanding community service during

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