A discussion on electoral integrity and disinformation

May 13, 2019

The fourth event in Policy Options’ Pre-election Breakfast Series focused on the threats posed to our democratic and electoral systems by new technologies, and on the polarizing effects of disinformation. Speaking before a packed room at Ottawa’s Rideau Club, our expert panellists Elizabeth Dubois (University of Ottawa), Jennifer McGuire (CBC), Taylor Owen (Max Bell School of Public Policy) and moderator Jennifer Ditchburn (Policy Options) discussed possible policy responses, including stronger privacy protections and improved digital literacy.