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This Thursday, February 10, Mother Jones reporter Ali Breland is hosting a special online discussion with Ellen Pao about reining in disinformation, the prospect of new regulations targeting powerful platforms, and how we can build better online spaces. 

Confronting disinformation is one of the big issues Mother Jones and our readers care about, and we hope you’ll take part:

  • RSVP for Thursday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT to join the free and far-reaching discussion (or to receive a link to watch it if you can’t tune in then).
  • Submit any questions you might have for Ali to bring up using the form below. 

There aren’t many people who can speak as authoritatively, personally, and passionately as Pao when it comes to confronting the harms of Big Tech. She sued her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, alleging gender discrimination and retaliation in what many called Silicon Valley’s version of the Anita Hill hearings. As CEO of Reddit, she took on internet hate and became the target of it herself after banning some of the most toxic forums. And as Ali wrote in a 2019 Q&A with her, even though she’s no longer at an internet company, Pao still has a lot of thoughts on what platforms should do to stop the spread of hate and harassment, and she’s disappointed by how little they’ve accomplished. 

Sign up to join us Thursday or get a link to watch after, and let Ali and Pao know what questions you might have. 

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