« Back To Previous Page

Public Program "Fueling Extremism in a Wired World"

Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. This program will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting incendiary propaganda. What responsibility do technology companies, governments, and individuals have to limit uses of technology to keep our world safe?

A reception will follow the program and the Museum’s traveling exhibition "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" will remain open for viewing by attendees.

Speakers:

Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media

Tara Sonenshine, Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State

Moderator:

R. B. Brenner, Professor and Director of the School of Journalism, University of Texas

Co-presented with Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Public Program "Fueling Extremism in a Wired World"