Sponsored by Barbara E. Stokely
Barbara McQuade is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, national security and data privacy. She is also a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and a co-host of the podcast #SistersInLaw. From 2010 to 2017, McQuade served as U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. McQuade was appointed by President Barack Obama, and was the first woman to serve in her position. Earlier in her career, she worked as a sports writer and copy editor, a judicial law clerk, an associate in private practice and an assistant U.S. attorney.
It's a fact...we are being lied to across the media, flooding us with disinformation. How do we fight back? Legal expert Barbara McQuade breaks down the ways this happens and offers practical solutions to strengthen our public media. As a professor at the University of Michigan Law School teaching criminal and national security law, she knows what she is talking about. Disinformation is a cancer distroying our democracy. Her new book "Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America" releases February 2024.
"A great public servant and one of the most acute observers of our time shares insightful views about the menace of disinformation—its history, its dangers, how it threatens America in particular and how we fix the problem. This is a compelling work about a challenge that—left unexamined and left unchecked—could undermine our democracy."
—Eric H. Holder Jr, 82nd Attorney General of the United States