Can Democracy Survive #FakeNews?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:15 PM to 3:40 PM
Media & JournalismGovernment & PoliticsPre-Recorded

Information

Disinformation and #fakenews exploit divisions within society, exacerbating threats and even inciting violence – as observed in the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill. The rapid growth of online platforms has opened up new vulnerabilities and made it more difficult to maintain the integrity of elections, ensure a free and plural media, and protect the democratic process from disinformation and other manipulation. Citizens in both Europe and the United States need to know how information is reaching them, and where it comes from. What responsibility should social media platforms have for taking over the public square and controlling our access to facts, news, and ultimately – the truth? This session will discuss Europe’s recently released “Democracy Action Plan."
Event Type
Session
Conference Theme
A New Urgency
Format
Presentation
Level
Intermediate
Accessibility
Closed Captioned
Availability
On Demand