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Friday, May 17 • 11:00 - 12:15
Freedom of expression in the era of disinformation

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Session in brief: The methods to make us believe in untrue stories are increasingly sophisticated. Simultaneously there is an increasing scepticism about whether objective truth exists. How can we distinguish between false and truth in this environment? And how can we increase media literacy and defend freedom of expression in the digital era? 


Joanna Kurosz

Programme Specialist, Sida
Russia coordinator and Freedom of Expression representative at Sida's department for Europe and Latin America. Moderates the SIF-session about Disinformation
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Ed Bice

Chief Executive Officer, Medan
Meedan (from the Arabic for town square or gathering place) is a global cabal of journalists and technologists working on open source software designed to _deepen_ (context, annotation, fact-check, verify) and _widen_ (translation) the www. Check is a platform for collaborative... Read More →

Mark Surman

Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla
The Mozilla Foundation works for keeping the Internet a global public resource that remains open and accessible to all. The foundations supports groups working for key internet issues, conducts advocacy and research.

Stephanie Hankey

Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)., Tactical Technology Collective
The TTC is an NGO that has just published a guide about on the use of personal data for political influence and disinformation, covering the work of 300 companies who offer their services to political parties

Per Enerud

Information and Communication Officer at East Stratcom Task Force, East Stratcom
The East Stratcom Task Force was set up by the EU in 2015 to address Russia's ongoing disinformation campaigns. Currently the task force have a database consisting of around 5500 cases on Russian disinformation.

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:15 CEST