Disinformation: Global Threat, Diverse Solutions

Disinformation: Global Threat, Diverse Solutions

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Today’s information space for many societies around the world is cluttered with disinformation. State and non-state actors take advantage of increasing growth of social media and online spaces to shape public opinion and disrupt democratic processes. Responding to the threat of disinformation requires insights from various disciplines and practice. While the problem is common, the solutions that have come up are diverse and replicable. In this online discussion, we will examine the various interdisciplinary measures that fight the spread of disinformation and misinformation. Moderating the discussion is Anthony Esguerra, a multimedia journalist from the Philippines and current Hurford Youth Fellow. The insights gleaned from this discussion will inform Esguerra’s research and project on media and information literacy. Panelists: Claudia Flores Savagia (US/Mexico) is a Research Scientist at the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at West Virginia University (WVU). Vitaliy Moroz (Ukraine) is the head of the New Media Department at Internews Ukraine. Ana Valacco (Argentina) is the Coordinator of Institutional Development at Chequeado, a fact-checking website. *** The World Youth Movement for Democracy is a global network that supports development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering young activists.
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Today’s information space for many societies around the world is cluttered with disinformation. State and non-state actors take advantage of increasing growth of social media and online spaces to shape public opinion and disrupt democratic processes. Responding to the threat of disinformation requires insights from various disciplines and practice. While the problem is common, the solutions that have come up are diverse and replicable. In this online discussion, we will examine the various interdisciplinary measures that fight the spread of disinformation and misinformation. Moderating the discussion is Anthony Esguerra, a multimedia journalist from the Philippines and current Hurford Youth Fellow. The insights gleaned from this discussion will inform Esguerra’s research and project on media and information literacy. Panelists: Claudia Flores Savagia (US/Mexico) is a Research Scientist at the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at West Virginia University (WVU). Vitaliy Moroz (Ukraine) is the head of the New Media Department at Internews Ukraine. Ana Valacco (Argentina) is the Coordinator of Institutional Development at Chequeado, a fact-checking website. *** The World Youth Movement for Democracy is a global network that supports development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering young activists.
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