Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson of Democracy Reporting International, based in Berlin, manages a team of researchers and coordinators dedicated to online threats to democracy. Their main areas of focus are disinformation, social media influence, and the rise of artificial intelligence. She can speak on these issues and how they are often propagating on ‘old’ systemic patterns of oppression and hierarchy (bias in AI, digital colonialism, the rise of extremism and alt-right views online that often foster the growth of political representation in various countries around the world).
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Combating Online Xenophobia and Seeding Narratives that Connect Us
Over the past decade, it has become viscerally clear to those working at the forefront of migrant and human rights that preventative measures are necessary to stop the spread of authoritarian ideologies online, which often target vulnerable communities.