Almost all of us are working, researching, and networking from home right now. And so many of the events that the internet health movement looks forward to each year are being canceled or postponed.
For that reason, Mozilla is taking Dialogues & Debates -- our speaker series portion of MozFest -- virtual. It’s a chance to continue the important conversations about online privacy, trustworthy AI, Big Tech, and similar topics. You can find links to all the on-demand videos below.
Platforms and the U.S. Election: An Autopsy
November 19th, 2020
Ahead of the November 3 U.S. presidential election, the internet’s biggest platforms prepared themselves for a whirlwind disinformation. Now, in the days after the election, the world is still reckoning with whether or not platforms did their part. The latest installment of the MozFest Dialogues & Debates series will explore how internet platforms coped — and are coping — with U.S. election disinformation.
Memes, Misinfo, and the Election
October 13th, 2020
The most trenchant political messaging is no longer dispatched through pamphlets, newspapers, or blogs — it’s dispatched through memes. This installment of the MozFest Dialogues & Debates series will explore how memes can influence and misinform ahead of the U.S. election.
Dr. Joan Donovan
Alternative Business Models for the Web
August 25th 2020
MozFest Dialogues & Debates series interrogates the web’s reigning business model — digital advertising — and explore whether alternatives can become mainstream. Today’s AI-powered targeted advertisements can spread misinformation and disinformation. It may be possible to reform digital advertising to mitigate these harms, but it is also possible to introduce mainstream alternatives?
Protests, the Pandemic, and Misinformation
June 30th 2020
Fake accounts and dangerous mis- and disinformation are intensifying the pandemic and mischaracterizing the movement for Black lives. Why can’t we trust online platforms when we need them most? And what are platforms doing to fix it? In this panel, researchers, activists, and policy experts across the globe unpack these questions.
The Tech That Helps Us, Harms Us
June 12th 2020
The U.S. is still reeling from the senseless killing of George Floyd. The days since his death have been filled with mourning, marching, and loud calls for change. It’s hard to ignore the similarities between these protests and the many civil rights protests of the past. It’s equally hard to ignore the role technology has played in both exposing and enabling these injustices.
Megan Rose Dickey
Trustworthy Technology in the Time of a Pandemic
May 28th 2020
During the virtual Dialogues & Debates, Frederike Kaltheuner answered questions on Twitter submitted by our community. Questions and answers addressed contact tracing, whether privacy and public health are a zero sum game, whether face masks thwart facial recognition tech, and far more.