SXSW 2020

Digital Literacy is Vital for a Strong Democracy


We live in a time where anyone can create content. This should create healthy discourse, because information can be created by the wealthy and privileged, the poor and disadvantaged, and everyone in between. But that isn’t what has happened at all, we have fake news, deep fakes, and countries wage digital warfare to make their enemies less stable. Where did this all go wrong? And what needs to happen bring make the promise of democratizing information a reality?

Additional Supporting Materials

Other Resources / Information


  1. What is the history of disinformation in the digital age?
  2. How can you identify weaponized information?
  3. What steps can you take to lessen the impact of weaponized information?



Gina Rosenthal, Founder, Digital Sunshine Solutions

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.