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Brian Stelter and Angelo Carusone – The Right Wing Media’s Effect on Democracy, Discourse and Disinformation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 7:00 pm EDT
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Brian Stelter, former CNN media correspondent and host of “Reliable Sources,”and Angelo Carusone, President of Media Matters for America, will discuss the profound impact of right-wing media on our democratic processes, public discourse and polarization, and the pervasive spread of disinformation. 

The discussion will explore:

• The mechanisms through which right-wing media influences public opinion and political landscapes.

• The direct implications of media practices on democratic values and Election Security.

• Strategies for navigating and countering disinformation AND misinformation in the media landscape.


Angelo Carusone is Chairman and President of Media Matters — a nonprofit organization and the United States’ premier media watchdog. Carusone is a recognized authority on right-wing extremism and frequently provides expert opinion about extremism, online toxicity, and the underlying structures fueling their rise. He has also become a go-to resource for journalists writing about fake news and the ways technology platforms are addressing the issue.

Brian Stelter was the anchor of  CNN “Reliable Sources,” which examined the week’s top media stories and was the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.Prior to joining CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. He was also a lead contributor to the “Media Decoder” blog. Stelter published the best-selling book, HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth in fall 2020, which tells the story of the relationship between President Trump and Fox News. Over the course of two years writing the book, Stelter spoke with over 250 current and former Fox insiders in an effort to understand the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch’s multibillion-dollar media empire. 

Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 7:00 pm EDT

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