Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Adrienne LaFrance details the impact of misinformation and conspiracy theories.
LaFrance is the executive editor of The Atlantic. She wrote the magazine’s June cover story about the conspiracy theory known as QAnon, and has reported on misinformation, politics, technology, and media for more than 15 years.
Chautauqua Lecture Series program, in partnership with the Chautauqua Women's Club as part of the Contemporary Issues Form
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