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Fair Elections and Free Speech Center - Global Elections II

by School of Law

Lecture Virtual

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Germany faces its most important election in a generation, as the September 26th ballot is the first one that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not contest since she became Germany’s leader in 2005. The country goes to the polls at a time of increased popularity of the far right, as disinformation and hate speech major concerns, and with new social media laws seeking to frame the landscape of democratic debate. We will drill down into the intersection of democracy and digital politics with a preview of the election’s challenges. Experts in German politics, law, and digital space will participate in this conversation.