Disinformation Station: How to Stop Racist and Misogynist Disinformation

Disinformation Station: How to Stop Racist and Misogynist Disinformation

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 13 10:30 AM (Central)

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 13 11:30 AM (Central)

Room: Williford A

Join us to learn how to define and identify mis-, dis-, and malinformation. In this training, we’ll cover how disinformation works to spread misogyny, racism, white supremacy and more. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in meaningful group conversations, breakout sessions and games to identify disinformation and practice tools to address and stop the spread. With a mind toward elections, this training will provide space for participants to think through potential disinformation scenarios and how to use their skills as organizers of any level to counter dangerous narratives at home, in community and online.


Jaya Savita Aiyer

Jaya Savita Aiyer

Jaya (she/her) is a Campaign Director for UltraViolet where she serves as the lead convener of the Women’s Disinformation Defense Project, a table of over 30 racial and gender justice organizations committed to fighting disinformation and hate online that targets women in politics, particularly Black women and women of color, as well as LGBTQ+ people and other historically marginalized communities. She has also successfully led campaigns to combat abortion, COVID-19, and election disinformation on social media.

Jaya comes to this work from her past experiences as an organizer, rooted in intersectional, anti-racist, and community-based advocacy. Prior to UltraViolet, Jaya was the Community Organizer at community development corporation where she advocated for affordable and equitable housing, health, transit, and policy. As the daughter of immigrants, Jaya is passionate about building solidarity and kinship across communities to achieve a more equitable society.

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