Understanding and Combating Voter Mis/Disinformation
In the battle for the hearts and minds of the fastest-growing voter block in the USA, the spread of mis/disinformation is being weaponized to target the AAPI community. These harmful narratives actively weaken trust in US elections and government, creating an atmosphere of fear and distrust, even tearing families apart. This disempowers the free press and the rule of democracy. This issue of harmful narratives is often overlooked as it pertains to AAPI spaces – leaving AAPI communities at greater risk.
Hear from Kyle Van Fleet, Strategic Communications Associate at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote). Kyle monitors mis- and disinformation as it pertains to AAPI communities and elections, democracy, anti-Asian hate, and other related topics. At this event, he'll speak on how the problem of harmful narratives looks in and impacts AAPI communities, what is being done to confront this issue, and best practices to combat harmful narratives in your own feeds.
About the speaker:
Kyle Van Fleet (he/him/his) is the Strategic Communications Associate at APIAVote, where he leads the organization's efforts to monitor mis- and disinformation regarding democracy, elections, and harmful narratives impacting or originating from AAPI communities. Kyle also manages APIAVote's social media strategy and supports the organization's overall work on narrative change among other duties. Prior to joining APIAVote, Kyle worked as a Digital Research Associate monitoring mis- and disinformation at GQR during the 2020 election cycle. Kyle is a graduate of James Madison University and is an accomplished professional photographer.
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