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Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America

Politics & Public Policy

Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America

2024 Law Day with Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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"If we repeat things often enough, we believe it--even if it's not true." – Barbara McQuade

In democracies, the people rule. For nearly 250 years, Americans have expressed their political views and wishes by speaking their minds and voting in elections. Yet, the information we consume, and a well-informed public is crucial to the health of our democracy. These days, it seems like voters are more polarized than ever before and cannot come to a consensus on much of anything.

In Attack from Within, legal scholar and analyst Barbara McQuade argues that American society is strategically being pushed apart by disinformation—the deliberate spreading of lies disguised as truth. Advances in technology including rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence threaten to make the problems even worse by amplifying false claims and manufacturing credibility. McQuade shows us how to identify the ways disinformation is seeping into all facets of our society, and how we can fight against it.

Join the City Club as we mark Law Day 2024 with Barbara McQuade, as she discusses real, accessible solutions for countering disinformation and maintaining the rule of law.


After the forum, a book signing with the author will be available. Mac's Backs will be on site for book sales. City Club members receive a 20% discount.


Tickets are available for purchase online until Friday, April 26th at noon. For more information on registration, please contact Stacy Holmes at


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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