Barbara McQuade | Attack from Within: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America

Recorded Feb 29, 2024
Direct Download: 20240229-barbara.mp3

In conversation with Ali Velshi

Barbara McQuade is a legal expert for MSNBC and NBC News, and a co-host of the podcast #SistersInLaw. She teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, national security, and data privacy at the University of Michigan Law School. The first woman to serve in her position, from 2010 to 2017 she was the U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Her early career included work as a sportswriter and copy editor, a judicial law clerk, an associate in private practice, and an assistant U.S. attorney. In Attack from Within, McQuade presents an encompassing examination of the ways in which mass disinformation is damaging democracy, while also offering a practical guide to shoring up the institutions, technology, and policies beset by those with an interest in dividing us.

Ali Velshi is an award winning journalist, host of "Velshi" and Chief Correspondent for MSNBC, and a weekly economics contributor to NPR's "Here And Now." He has covered multiple U.S. Midterm and Presidential elections and significant news stories around the globe, including extensive reporting from Israel during the war with Israel and Hamas, Ukraine and across Central and Eastern Europe during the Russian invasion, the Syrian refugee crisis from Turkey and Jordan, and the Iran Nuclear Deal in Tehran. He hosts the "Velshi Banned Book Club on MSNBC, and the "Velshi Banned Book Club" podcast. Velshi is known for his immersive on-the-ground reporting and his interactive discussions with small groups, which form part of his ongoing series, Velshi Across America. He previously worked as an anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera America and CNN. He has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, and is the recipient of two National Headliner Awards and a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. 

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