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I’m looking forward to giving this lecture and participating in a broader election law symposium on St. Louis University on October 11:
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis , MO 63101
Friday, 11 October, 2019
09:00 am – 02:30 pm
Registration 8 to 9 a.m. | Program starts at 9 a.m.
4.8 MO CLE credits available
American Election Law in a Post-Truth World
Rapid technological change and the rise of social media have upended the traditional media’s business model and radically changed how people communicate, educate, and persuade. The decline of the traditional media as information intermediaries has transformed and “coarsened” social and political communication, making it easier for misinformation and vitriol to spread. The result? Political campaigns that increasingly take place under conditions of voter mistrust and groupthink, with the potential for foreign interference and domestic political manipulation via new and increasingly sophisticated technological tools. Such dramatic changes raise deep questions about the conditions of electoral legitimacy and threaten to shake the foundation of democratic governance.
This conference considers how this challenging information environment will affect election law in areas such as campaigns, campaign finance, and voting rights, and what election law might be able to do about it. The keynote speaker is Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.
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