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The DIGITAL POLICY ROUNDS monthly series brings together broadly defined researchers, policy-makers and civil society voices to discuss interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of media, technology and democracy. Our objective is to expand beyond narrowly-defined “evidence-based” frameworks of policymaking to instead question what counts as evidence, and whose voices are included and amplified in public and policy debates about digital democracy.
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Supriya Dwivedi is the Director of Policy & Engagement at McGill’s Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy. She became personally invested in combating misinformation and disinformation through her experience as the host of a morning show on a Toronto talk radio station. Mis and disinformation regularly found its way onto the airwaves, and it directly contributed to the volume and level of vitriolic threats Supriya received. After a particularly vile threat that targeted her daughter, Supriya resigned.
Supriya also has extensive experience in government relations and public affairs, where her work has largely focused on providing strategic counsel to both international and Canadian clients on public affairs campaigns at all levels of government, maintaining and building stakeholder relationships, and assessing the policy implications of legislation within the Canadian regulatory framework.
Supriya has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from McGill University, as well as civil law (LL.B.) and common law (J.D.) degrees from Université de Montréal. She is a highly sought-after media commentator, appearing weekly on CBC’s “Power & Politics” and writing regularly for The Toronto Star and The National Observer.
When she’s not busy with work, Supriya enjoys quoting random lines from The Simpsons (seasons 3-8), almost always out of context. You can follow her on Twitter @supriyadwivedi.
We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.Our story