Session Type(s): Training, Virtual Only Session, Streamed Session
Starts: Wednesday, Jun. 28 4:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Wednesday, Jun. 28 5:00 PM (Central)
These days, every campaign needs an online presence. However, the more time and energy candidates invest in social media, the more likely it is that they will have to contend with trolls. The conventional wisdom is that the best response is no response (AKA “Don’t Feed the Trolls”). This training provides a more sophisticated and effective alternative—Troll Taming—that will turn your interactions with those pesky trolls into a campaign asset.
Karin Tamerius, MD is a political psychiatrist and founder of Smart Politics, a nonprofit that teaches progressives how to communicate persuasively with people they disagree with. She’s trained thousands of activists individually and on behalf of progressive organizations, including MoveOn, Women’s March, and Indivisible. Dr. Tamerius has published three political chatbots for The New York Times and she’s been featured in The Guardian, NPR, and Business Insider.