Fueling Extremism in a Wired World
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation
Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. This program will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting incendiary propaganda. What responsibility do technology companies, governments, and individuals have to limit uses of technology to keep our world safe?
A reception precedes the program. The special exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda will remain open for viewing by attendees. Copresented with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Moderated by The National WWI Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian Robert Citino, PhD. The panel will include Steven Luckert, PhD, senior program curator of digital learning and new media at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda is a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This exhibition was underwritten in part by grants from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990, and Dr. and Mrs. Sol Center. Local exhibition support provided by Goldring Family Foundation & The Woldenberg Foundation.
Presenting support provided by an anonymous donor.
Public programming for State of Deception courtesy of the Bleznick Family Foundation.