DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE'S INTERNET IN THE ERA OF HOAX AND DISINFORMATION.
- Day, Date: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
- Time: 11:20 to 12:20 (Paris time) / 17.20 to 18.20 (Jakarta time)
- Onsite: Room Salle XII, UNESCO HQ
- Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpFZdQnins
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MCIT)
- ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum)
- SIBERKREASI (Indonesian Digital Literacy National Movement)
(confirmed, alphabetical order)
- Mr Anang Latif (Indonesia Ministry of Communication and IT, CEO)
- Mr David Kaye (United Nations, Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression)
- Mrs Irene Poetranto (Citizen Lab of University of Toronto, Senior Researcher)
- Mrs Jac sm Kee (Association of Progressive Communication / APC, Program Manager)
- Mr Jake Lucchi (Google, Head of Online Safety and Social Impact)
- Mrs Julie Ward (European Parliament, British Member)
- ID-IGF, Mr Bhredipta Socarana
- SIBERKREASI, Mrs Marcella Zalianty
Mr Indriyatno Banyumurti (ICT Watch, Program Coordinator / Indonesia ICT Volunteers - RTIK)
Open Forum #3 - IGF 2018 REPORT
Combating Fake News and Dangerous Content in the Digital Age: “Developing the People’s Internet in the Era of Hoax and Disinformation”
Session tittle: Developing the People’s Internet in the Era of Hoax and Disinformation
Date: November 13th, 2018
- Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MCIT)
- ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum)
- SiBerkreasi (Indonesian Digital Literacy National Movement)
- ID-IGF, Mr. Bhredipta Socarana
- SiBerkreasi, Mrs. Marcella Zalianty
List of actual Speakers and their institutional affiliations:
- Mr. Anang Latif (Indonesian Ministry of Communication and IT, CEO)
- Mr. David Kaye (United Nations, Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression), assigned to Mr. Amos Toh (Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur of FoE)
- Mrs. Irene Poetranto (Citizen Lab of University of Toronto, Senior Researcher)
- Mrs. Jac sm Kee (Association of Progressive Communication / APC, Program Manager)
- Mr. Jake Lucchi (Googgle, Head of Online Safety and Social Impact)
- Mrs. Julie Ward (European Parliament, British Member)
Key Issues raised at the discussion:
- Keeping the rights of freedom of expression, drawing the line and definition while ensuring disinformation and fake news not spread further.
- Taking legal action as the most effective ways to prevent disinformation and the spread of fake news.
- Digital literacy to equip the community to cope with the high information age today.
Agreement achieved at the discussion:
One of the main topics discussed at this session was the importance of contextualizing the issue of finding the clear line and definition of fake news and the universal limitation of freedom of expression. This has become a problem when people use the term of fake news or disinformation, each part of the community refers to many different kind of definitions, which shows that this case is a complex multidimensional issue where people aren’t even talking about the same thing. Therefore, the solutions that need to be implemented should be vary depending on the different manifestation of the problem each community referring to. Despite that, the first step that should be taken is to research based on the context, done especially by the communities who are particularly affected. The other way that can be taken is to strengthen the media as an institution in the act of fact checking or creating alternatives narratives.
With fake news increasingly become an issue, there’s also increasing pressure on platform to regulate the spread of it. However, the regulation should come with a clear definition and limitation on fake news and hate speech, whether in terms of strengthening freedom of expression and information laws and data information laws which are critical as there is a huge trust deficit and skepticism in terms of institution that we have developed for truth.
Ideas that IGF ecosystem might make progress:
In order to maintain an open and democratic system, it is especially important for government, private sector, civil society as well as institutions to work together to solve such complex issues which is facilitated by a multi-stakeholder panel held by the IGF.
Estimated number of participants: 95 peoples
Estimated number of women and gender-variant individuals present: 40 women
Gender Issues discussed in this panel:
Example brought by one of the speaker, presenting a feminist woman who is in prison for painting a picture depicting tanks in the city where the Turkish government bombarded civilian targets.
Notetaker / Rapporteur: Ketut Wulan Ardhaputri (BAKTI - Siberkreasi Youth Ambassador), Adya Nisita (Siberkeasi, Research Manager) and Donny B.U (Expert Staff to the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and IT)