Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust

Category: Non classé

Resumption of a seminar on the history of rumors since the Middle Ages, put into perspective given the current situation. In a poisonously relentless media environment, firewalls are built everywhere […]

This workshop will examine:
the key differences between dis/misinformation and media manipulation;
the lifecycle of media manipulation; and how to effectively identify and combat media manipulation.

Launched in 2015, CYBERSEC is a successful and well-established annual public policy conference dedicated to strategic security aspects of the global technology revolution. Having responded to the need for trust-based, multilateral and cross-sectoral cooperation, CYBERSEC has quickly gone beyond a typical conference format, giving rise to a thriving international community experts and professionals.

The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP), together with Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, brought together leaders across different sectors for three days of roundtable discussions to discuss the impact of synthetic media and deepfakes on the upcoming 2020 U.S. elections. The convening brought together participants from technology, media, and academia in small groups to discuss the issues, tools, and strategies around mitigating the threats of synthetic media.

The conference will focus on the impact of proactive disclosure of information on health, education and inclusive and gender-sensitive initiatives. The key modalities of the online conference is to promote priority areas in policy dialogues, and it is within IFAP’s mandate to influence policy by advocating the six priority areas of IFAP in light of Covid-19 and its implications across all sectors of society. Hence, this event brings together subject matter specialists on the following IFAP Objectives and related themes. By connecting access to Information in Times of Crisis to the IFAP priority areas, the conference aims to bring about policy recommendations and good practices that can be put in place to advance public access to information whilst saving lives and building trust in the context of IDUAI 2020 through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

This workshop will examine:
the key differences between dis/misinformation and media manipulation;
the lifecycle of media manipulation; and how to effectively identify and combat media manipulation.

The Negative Consequences of Public Health Misinformation: Media Manipulation during the Pandemic, the second workshop in the series, will feature a conversation with Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Director of Research and Education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, Dr. René Najera, Editor of the History of Vaccines Project, and Brandy Zadrozny, Reporter at NBC News.

This session will focus on the dire consequences of misinformation with regards to the current global pandemic and how this will shift expectations of election integrity. During the workshop, our speakers will examine the following questions: How has the coronavirus pandemic created a new political opportunity for media manipulators to polarize US politics? Why have manipulators seen success in this field on a global level? How has failing to respond adequately to the spread of inaccurate information exacerbated the trauma of the event and what are the consequences for different groups?  

A team of researchers and reporters will discuss how they tracked the infodemic around the coronavirus over the last six months, including data insights, social media monitoring and lessons around the ethics of reporting on misinformation.

Frédérick Douzet is a professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics at the University of Paris 8, and director of the IFG Lab and of the Geopolitics of the Datasphere […]

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