Digital Informer Angela R. Pashayan Writes "An online pandemic: disinformation targeted at Black communities"

October 27, 2021 | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 

Online disinformation offers a way to influence society without relying on physical methods for results. Why tamper with voting machines, when you can amplify the idea that voting machines were tampered with?

Read More

Digital Informer Angela R. Pashayan Interviews with the

October 28, 2021 | Black News Channel TV

Reports show that Black people were targets for disinformation on Facebook when #COVID19 hit. The targeting is still in play today and is stirring up racial tension and discord. Howard UniversityDigital Informers lead research associate Angela Pashayan joins hosts Nayyera Haq and Kelly Wright Worldwide to break down the report on #TheWorldTonight.

Watch Now

Latest Event

Dr. Muhammad Joins BET Her TV to Talk Misinformation within the Criminal Justice System

Criminal Justice reform is a key issue in this election. BET Digital teamed up with Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to hear from women who are system-impacted. Join us for "Centering HerStory", a discussion on women's discrimination. disenfranchisement and civil rights. #FreeTheVote

Watch Now!

Intelligence Community Assessment Conducted by the US National Intelligence Council Documents Foreign Threats to the 2020 US Federal Elections

Declassified by DNI Haines on March 15, 2021

Read More

Digital Informers on CTV News

Dr. Middlemass Talks the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate with CTV News

Watch Now

Latest Articles

WTOP Reporter talks with Digital Dem Researchers about "Black voters getting flooded with election disinformation"

November 2, 2020 Black voters are being flooded with targeted disinformation and racialized messages attempting to suppress the vote in the final days of the election, researchers from D.C.’s Howard University said.

Andrea Cambron | WTOP

Read More

Digital Informers on CBC Radio

Impending Action Against 48th POTUS Donald Trump

January 13, 2020

Listen Now

2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump

January 7, 2021

Listen Now

Final Week of Presidential Campaigns

October 28, 2020

Listen Now

Senator Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Nominee Joe Biden

August 12, 2020

Listen Now

Reactions to Democratic Nominee Joe Biden's Announcement

August 12, 2020

Listen Now

U.S. Citizens Protest Against Police Brutality

June 1, 2020

Listen Now

Past Events

On October 28, Governance Studies at Brookings and Howard University cohosted a webinar focusing on Black voters, disinformation, and digital democracy in 2020. Expert panelists discussed how misinformation is disseminated, what campaigns and election officials can do to support targeted groups, and why marginalized communities and their rights should be prioritized when developing new rules for communication technology used in political and governance processes.

Follow Brookings on social media!

Join the conversation on Twitter using #DigitalDemocracy