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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
How to build civil society cross-expertise in response to disinformation

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Parallel to the development of global online social media, ubiquitous mis-and-disinformation have been spreading on those platforms, often allegedly manipulated by foreign governments or political groups. This phenomenon poses serious questions over the role of social media and the internet in modern democratic societies.
Having analysed the fake news / disinformation-fighting ecosystem, we have identified the following actors: social media platforms, fact-checkers, monitoring platforms, analysts, media literacy experts. Clustered because of their different backgrounds and practices, we noticed very few cross-expertise emerge. Concretely, incorporating a social dimension to technological solutions would certainly develop more successful projects, and vice versa.
A more structured and connected community could bring significant added value. The issue of disinformation can take different forms from one country to another. Therefore, we want to bring together actors from different nationalities and backgrounds and build transnational positions.
We would like to interact with participants about their knowledge and skills regarding disinformation phenomenon and think about how the civil society involvement could efficiently contribute to fighting this growing phenomenon. 
From a case study on Iranian disinformation, we will try to identify needed skills and design cooperation possibilities in order both to tackle disinformation more rapidly and build early resilience to disinformation.


Alexandre Alaphilippe

Executive Director, EU DisinfoLab
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Clara Hanot

Advocacy officer, EU Disinfolab
Disinformation, Internet regulation and Civic tech.
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Mona Elswah

Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Carthage 1 (Laico)