Fighting Fake News with New Approaches

13:40 - 15:00
Room 202, Shaw Centre

Misinformation and the spread of fake news online is a real threat to our democracies and the core idea of citizen engagement in the civic life. Many countries like France, the US, the UK and Brazil have witnessed the negative impact of misinformation online. As a result, some States have put in place regulatory frameworks to eliminate or block content online. This approach is raising concerns as it opens the door for content control, could endanger freedom of expression and the core values of the Internet : openness, decentralisation and neutrality. In parallel, the automated moderation processes put in place by social media platforms are not transparent neither effective. This panel will explore an alternative approach to tackle fake news, a community-based framework based on fact-checking, community monitoring and reporting as well as crowdsource databases. Speakers will discuss the efficiency and feasibility of this approach by looking at concrete cases studies.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Assemblée nationale France

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Panel


Saskia Esken, Member of Bundestag, Germany, Billion Lee, Co-founder of Cofacts, Taiwan, Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General, Reporters Sans Frontières

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