Conspiracy Theory Extremism: When Fake News Becomes a Physical Threat

Join HSToday for our next information sharing webinar for LAW ENFORCEMENT to discuss the impact of conspiracy theories on policing.

Conspiracy theories may seem confined to furious tweets or online forums, but they can also inspire violence. Comet Ping Pong in D.C. was the target of a gunman and an arsonist in separate attacks fueled by a conspiracy theory that the pizza restaurant hosted a child sex trafficking ring. Dozens of communications towers in the UK have been targeted by arsonists and telecom employees harassed as a result of a conspiracy theory alleging that 5G technology has been connected to the spread of the coronavirus. This webinar will focus on how conspiracy theories take off and can escalate into violence.

Speakers:

Brian Harrell, Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security

Paul Cobaugh, Vice President, Narrative Strategies

Bridget Johnson, Managing Editor, Homeland Security Today

JULY 15, 2020 | REGISTER HERE

LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY – NO GMAIL, YAHOO, OR OTHER EMAILS ACCEPTED.

 

 

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