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Tuesday, November 26 • 12:00 - 13:00
OF44 Disinformation Online: Reducing Harm, Protecting Rights

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This session will be a 60 minute discussion on approaches to tackling disinformation.
This session will consist of short presentations from each of the four speakers, each focusing on a different policy angle. The discussion will then be opened to the floor. The session will focus on the following areas, with suggested questions for panellists below:
  1. Addressing vulnerabilities in the online environment: public pressures, technological solutions and industry’s role.
  • How can technology be used to tackle disinformation? 
  • What role should service providers play in tackling disinformation on their platforms?
  • How can Internet platforms and media outlets work together to fight disinformation? 
  1. Developing regulatory approaches to tackling disinformation while upholding freedom of expression.
  • What is the role for regulation in tackling disinformation?
  • How can regulatory regimes ensure freedom of expression is protected? 
  1. Audiences: Impact, public perspectives on the problem, and the role of education.
  • How can audiences’ resilience to disinformation be increased?
  • Who are the vulnerable audiences?
  • Are audiences informed about disinformation? How do the public perceive the problem? 
  • How can the impact of disinformation on audiences be measured?
  1. Emerging challenges, deepfakes and VR technology: an international approach
  • What are the key emerging challenges in this area? 
  • How should we collectively responding to emerging technological challenges, and those that do not yet exist?
  • How can we respond to wider forms of online manipulation?

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government
Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)

Moderator: Jakub Kalensky - Senior Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab
  • Government speaker TBC
  • Damian Tambini - Associate Professor, London School of Economics
  • Miranda Sissons - Director of Human Rights, Facebook
  • Sebastian Bay - Senior Expert, NATO Stratcomms

Tuesday November 26, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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