Let's Talk About Digital Threats to Democracy | Keeping Kids Safe Online

59 Oak Point Rd
Trenton, ME
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


May Topic: Keeping Kids Safe Online

Please note the time of this event per time zone:
5 p.m. EST // 4 p.m. CST // 3 p.m. MST // 2 p.m. PST // 1 p.m. AKST

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Alaska

How is toxic online content harming young people, and what can be done about it? Join us over Zoom for a conversation with Nichole Rocha, who worked to pass a landmark California bill that aims to protect the privacy and safety of kids in the online world. 

Nichole Rocha is the Head of US Affairs at 5Rights, to which she brings extensive knowledge of the legislative process and data policy. She joined 5Rights from the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee where she served as Chief Consultant. Prior to that, Nichole was counsel to the California Senate Judiciary Committee.  Nichole received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley and her Juris Doctor from UC Davis.

Suggested reading: Learn about the work of the 5Rights Foundation at https://5rightsfoundation.com/our-work/.

About the series:

Disinformation. Conspiracy theories. Extremism. Surveillance. Our democracy is threatened as never before by toxic online content. The social media giants seem unable, or in some cases unwilling, to control the flood of lies and manipulative practices. The staggering — often hidden — reach of Big Tech into our lives endangers civil society, our civil rights, and our privacy. In a "post-truth" world we risk losing the shared understanding that underpins our democracy. 

Each month, we explore a different facet of this crisis with guest experts. Join us to learn, discuss, and work on possible solutions.