Open to Debate and The Homeland Security Enterprise Forum Present a Live Debate on “Information Disorder”

October 19, 2022
Shore Fire Media Press Release

On Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM ET Open to Debate and sponsored exclusively by The Homeland Security Enterprise Forum, will present a live debate on the topic of “Information Disorder.” Held it front of a live audience at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia, the debate will also stream live online and press are invited to tune in.


The age of “information disorder” is upon us. Deep fakes, false political narratives, and flawed COVID rumors are all rampant online, threatening America’s national security, as well as democracy itself. Though bad actors have always had the capacity to deceive, the ease, speed, and degree to which anyone can create misleading information has engendered a dangerous new world. And yet many solutions can also run directly against longstanding western principles, such as free speech and a lack of censorship. Prescriptions, some argue, can be as dangerous as the disorder itself. So, what can be done?


The latest installment in Open to Debate’s “Unresolved” series, this debate brings together four disinformation and national security experts who will shift sides and partners as they debate three separate motions:

  • Should tech companies moderate misinformation that their users post?
  • Does America need a governing body to regulate disinformation?
  • Was Twitter right to ban Donald Trump?


Participating in the “Unresolved: Information Disorder” debate will be Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the PATRIOT Act; Stewart Baker, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security; Charles Carithers, former Professional Staff Member with the Committee on Homeland Security in the House of Representatives; and Nina Jankowicz, an internationally-recognized expert on disinformation and democratization.

The “Unresolved: Information Disorder” debate will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM ET at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia. The debate will also stream live online, then air soon after on the syndicated public radio show and podcast “Open to Debate” Media can email for access to the live stream.


Tickets to the debate will include a buffet-style dinner. Special access Drinks, Dinner, & Debate tickets are limited. Reserve your tickets now. Tickets are selling out quickly. To purchase please visit: