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Disinformation, especially spread through the proliferation of new media technologies, has played an increasingly important role in crisis dynamics within South Asia. In this South Asian Voices webinar, experts in Washington D.C. and the subcontinent will discuss how disinformation and social media have contributed to the rise of fake news and political polarization in the region and its implications for domestic and interregional crisis escalation in the future.

Featured Speakers:

Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia, Wilson Center

Sylvia Mishra, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson Center and Janne E. Nolan Nuclear Security Fellow, Truman Center

Salma Shaheen, Researcher and Author, South Asian Voices

Brigitta Schuchert, Managing Editor of South Asian Voices (Moderator)

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