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Friday, June 14 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Social Media, Mis/Disinformation, and Human Rights: Messages from Nations' Elections

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The presidential election in USA (2016), France (2017), Brazil (2018), and Indonesia (2019), also Jakarta gubernatorial election (2016-2017), also Brexit were the six among experiences of global community regarding misinformation-disinformation and both the immediate and longer term impact towards decision making, society-nation live, and human rights. The impact of USA presidential election even changed the pattern of RightsCon convening. Meanwhile, the time and process of the nations keep going. The stakeholders need to prepare themselves for the next elections and other public decision making event.

The session aims to help the audience to reflect the experience on nations’ decision making processes particularly the elections regarding the spreading of misinformation-disinformation through social media. The session will discuss the lessons learned and the recommendations for the stakeholders (i.e. the government, internet/social media companies, human rights defenders, scholars). We expect the speaker from Brazil, Indonesia, and Myanmar, also the internet companies’ representatives to share their reflections and recommendations. Based on speakers’ presentation, in the plenary session the participants will reflect their respective country experiences and the necessary steps to deal with the ‘dark side’ of internet impact for the society through the content, the governance, and the culture of public policy. 

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Valentina Sri Wijiyati

Volunteer; Secretary of Presidium, Mafindo
I am volunteer and Presidium Secretary at Mafindo, Advocacy Staff at Combine Resource Institution, volunteer at Deaf Art Community, Ethical Board at Yogyakarta Chapter of Alliance of Independent Journalist (2015-2016). I share my concern on (1) Total Tobacco Advertisement Promotion... Read More →


Rosemary Ajayi

Digital Africa Research Lab
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Bruna Santos

Policy and Advocacy analyst, Coding Rights
I have a BA in Law and work as a Policy and Advocacy analyst at Coding Rights, with a special focus on Data Protection, Human Rights in the Digital Age and Internet Governance. Additionally, I also hold the position of Chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICAN... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Biscay (Palais)