Netherlands American Studies Association

Yaël Eisenstat: Democracy’s Cyber Defendant

On April 23rd, the John Adams Institute is organizing a talk with Yaël Eisenstat, former head of Global Elections Integrity for political ads at Facebook. 

In 2018, Yaël Eisenstat joined Facebook; six months later, she left, angry and disillusioned, exposing how Facebook profits financially from voter manipulation. In her talk at the John Adams Institute, she will be addressing the outsized and worrisome role that social media and artificial intelligence play in politics, both in the United States and around the world.

Before joining Facebook, Eisenstat was an intelligence officer at the CIA, a diplomat at the State Department and a White House advisor. She is now a Senior Fellow at Cybersecurity for Democracy, working on policy solutions for how social media, AI-powered algorithms and generative AI affect political discourse, polarization and democracy. She has worked at the Anti-Defamation League as their Director of the Center for Tech and Society.  Read More

The artistic duo Jakob Ganslmeier and Ana Zibelnik will join us on stage to delve into the dangerous and intricate landscape of radicalization within the online realm and through social media channels. Their exhibition GIGA is currently on view at Foam.

Time: 20:00-22:00

Location: Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam

Moderator: Yvonne Zonderop

In collaboration with: Foam

This event is sponsored by: Wolters Kluwer

For more information about this event, including where to buy tickets, click here.