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January 12, 2016
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7 p.m.

Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Technology in the Hands of Haters:
Fueling Extremism in a Wired World
Public Program
<i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>
US Holocaust Memorial Museum

In 1924, Adolf Hitler wrote, “Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.” What might the Nazis have done with the Internet and social media at their disposal? While digital tools are fostering unprecedented global conversation, extremists are using them to foment hate, recruit followers, and incite violence. Join us for a conversation about the tension between free speech and incendiary propaganda. What responsibility do technology companies, governments, and individuals have to shape the reach of social media to keep our world safe?

Janine Zacharia, Carlos Kelly McClatchy Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University

Anne Kornblut, Director of Strategic Communications, Facebook, and former senior editor, The Washington Post
Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights (2014-15), Stanford Law School, and Senior Adviser in the Office of Global Criminal Justice, US Department of State

Co-presented with: 
Oshman Family JCC
Stanford University 

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