In the twentieth century, the Nazis used radio and film as their platforms of choice, but today' extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with the unchecked ability to spread hate and recruit followers. In recent months, "lone-wolf" attackers have carried out deadly attacks without any in-person contact with terror networks. What responsibility do journalists, technology companies, governments, and individuals have to keep the world safe? The time to counter these hateful messages is now, and you're invited to join the conversation.

Fueling Extremism in a Wired World

September 27, 7 pm
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY


  • Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

  • Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook

  • Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Jehane Noujaim, Filmmaker (The Square, 2013; Control Room, 2004)

  • Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State
  • Moderator

  • Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer (as of October 2016), City of New York, and Co-Chair, @RiseUpAsOne
  • Unable to attend in person? Watch the program live on Facebook!

    This post is brought to you by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.