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Joel Simon – Library

May 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT

As the Infodemic raged, autocratic governments used the public health emergency to usurp new powers, while democratic populists, including President Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro In Brazil; and Narendra Modi in India, attacked and undermined the independent institutions that challenged their narrative that COVID was under control and would disappear like magic. A global wave of censorship hid from us a broader assault on rights that bolstered autocrats and deepened the democratic recession. 

These are some of the arguments that Joel Simon and his co-author Rob Mahoney make in their new book, The Infodemic: How Censorship and Lies Made the World Sicker and Less Free. The book is out April 26, from Columbia Global Reports.

Joel will discuss his book live at the Cornwall Library.  He will be interviewed by Anne Garrels, who was the Senior Foreign Correspondent for NPR for almost 25 years.  

Space is limited, please register at cornwalllibrary.org.

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Date:
May 21
Time:
5:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://cornwalllibrary.org

Venue

The Cornwall Library
30 Pine St
Cornwall, CT 06753 United States
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Phone:
860-672-6874
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The Cornwall Library
Phone:
860-672-6874
Email:
director@cornwalllibrary.org
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