Confidence in Institutions in a Time of Mistrust

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UMD iSchool faculty discuss having confidence in government and institutions despite growing mistrust caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panel disucssion

In a time of crisis, people look to the government and other sources of leadership for accurate information and guidance. Confidence with the federal government, state governments, and news media outlets is now at an all-time low. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is a moment in history when people have acutely felt this lack of confidence. If we lose faith in our institutions and government, who can we trust? What can be done to restore that trust?

To answer these questions, University of Maryland iSchool faculty members participated in the Confidence in Institutions in a Time of Mistrust virtual panel discussion, featuring Dr. Michael Hanmer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Dr. Ronald Yaros, and Dr. Jennifer Golbeck as the panel moderator.

Hear from members of our University of Maryland iSchool faculty for a thought-provoking discussion on this erosion of trust as it relates to organizations, leadership, and information in a time of unprecedented social and economic challenges by clicking the link here.

Tags: Faculty & Staff iSchool News Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics Social Networks and Online Communities