March 2023

Lucina Di Meco

Co-founder of #ShePersisted and the author of multiple studies on gendered disinformation

The Fight Against Gendered Disinformation

Digital platforms were once hailed as tools for protecting human rights and defending democracy. Today, that narrative has changed – as the catastrophic impact of social media-generated disinformation, polarization, and violence is experienced by communities worldwide. 

In this scenario, women journalists, activists, and politicians are often the target of malicious campaigns of gendered disinformation. What are the dynamics behind this problem, and what are some potential solutions? In this episode of Turn the Mic Around, we talk to Lucina Di Meco – the co-founder of #ShePersisted and the author of multiple studies on gendered disinformation, the latest of which is Monetizing Misogyny. 

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