Pitt Cyber looks at how disinformation challenges elections

Pitt Cyber has been hosting a series of special events discussing state-level approaches to election security, accessibility, and preparations for the 2022 elections and what they mean for American democracy.

The next event will focus on Pennsylvania’s election administration and the challenges posed by disinformation to elections and democracy.

David Hickton, Pitt Cyber founding director and former U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania will moderate an online event at noon Oct. 11.

Other guests include:

  • Leigh M. Chapman, acting secretary of the commonwealth in Pennsylvania's Department of State, which oversees the integrity of the electoral process,

  • Lara Putnam, Pitt professor of history and Pitt Disinformation Lab researcher

  • Al Schmidt, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan civic leadership organization that advances representative, ethical and effective government in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania through citizen engagement and public policy advocacy.

Register for the event on the Pitt Cyber website.