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DisinfoCon: Live discussion on countering the new frontier of disinformation technology and tactics

Today, as in the past, disinformation threatens to undermine trust in electoral processes, democratic institutions and even the notion of the truth itself.

Tactics and tools weaponised to do so are becoming increasingly more subtle and sophisticated, requiring democratic policymakers and stakeholders to become more proactive in preventing harm. 

Our DisinfoCon, a conference with renowned international experts from research, policy, think tanks, regulatory institutions, activism, civil society and technology companies to be held on 6 December (starting 9:30am CET) in Berlin, will discuss the new frontier of disinformation technologies and tactics and the actions we can collectively take to counter them. 

This event will be live-streamed below

More information on our DisinfoRadar site

Speakers and panels

09.30 | Opening Remarks

  • Peter Ptassek, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Heather Dannyelle Thompson, Democracy Reporting International
  • Michael Meyer-Resende, Democracy Reporting International

09.45 | Interview with Lutz Güllner, European External Action Service

09.55 | Local Disinformation: New Narratives, Effective Counter Strategies?

  • Odanga Madung, Independent Data Journalist & Entrepreneur
  • Wafaa Heikal, Democracy Reporting International
  • Thiago Rondon, Brazilian Superior Electoral Court
  • Beatriz Almeida-Saab, Democracy Reporting International

11.45 | Disinfo Radar: Disinformation Tools, Tactics and Narratives

12.15 | The Big "R": Regulation and Emerging Technologies in a Global Disinformation Ecosystem

  • Marta Peirano, Independent journalist specialising in technology and power
  • Rita Jonušaitė, Advocacy Coordinator for EUDisinfoLab
  • Dr. Guido Brinkel, Head of Regulatory Policy, Microsoft Germany
  • Heather Dannyelle Thompson, Democracy Reporting International

14.30 | Fighting against Mis/Disinformation: The Content Authenticity Initiative

  • Stefanie Valdes-Scott, EMEA Head of Policy and Government Relations at Adobe

14.50 | What's Next for AI Innovations?

  • Alexandra Ebert, Mostly AI
  • Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
  • Prof. Dr. Sahana Udupa, University of Münich
  • Lena-Maria Böswald, Democracy Reporting International

16.30 | Disinformation by A Global Tech Power: What to Expect from China?

  • Ties Dams, Research Fellow at Clingendeal Institute

17.00 | Concluding Remarks

  • Heather Dannyelle Thompson, Democracy Reporting International
  • Michael Meyer-Resende, Democracy Reporting International

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