Charley Johnson is the Project Lead for the Data Integrity Project at Data & Society. Previously, Charley co-founded USAID’s Center for Digital Development, which intends to cultivate an inclusive and responsible digital economy. Charley oversaw the Center’s strategy, led its research on the social, economic, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, and ultimately served as its director. Charley started his career as a researcher at the Committee for Economic Development, Innovations for Poverty Action, and Microfinance Opportunities. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington and the Harvard Kennedy School, and an obnoxiously proud uncle. He lectures at George Washington University.
Emma Margolin is a Senior Research Analyst for Data & Society’s Disinformation Action Lab. Previously, she worked as a journalist at NBC News and MSNBC, where she reported on LGBTQ rights, elections, the courts, the far-right, and numerous other topics for both on-air and digital platforms. Her work has also appeared in ThinkProgress, Glamour.com and Politico Magazine, among other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Many of your constituents may be concerned about what information to trust about the Census—what is true, what is false, and what is intended to deceive. This session will focus on the basics of misinformation and disinformation and how to prepare for the threats they may pose to the 2020 Census. An opportunity will be provided to ask questions of leading disinformation experts.