Sara Aniano is a Disinformation Analyst at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism. She joined ADL after earning her master’s degree in communication from Monmouth University. Sara regularly tracks false and misleading narratives across various groups and platforms to identify those which embolden extremists, target vulnerable individuals or threaten the democratic process. From fringe to mainstream media, she hopes to shed light on the strategies and repercussions of misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories, as well as hold accountable those who allow these harmful narratives to spread.
The Summit offers a unique opportunity to confront the corrosive influence of bigotry and hatred in our society. In order for us to address these challenges, we first must acknowledge their painful and destructive impact in our communities and in our country. I am grateful to serve as a Global Advisor to this timely and powerful initiative.