The Best Practice Forum on Gender and Digital Rights, one of the IGF intersessional activities, intends to explore the concept of gendered disinformation.
Disinformation is a multifaceted, and evolving issue and one that sits at the crossroads of ICTs, human rights and governance. While much of the available scholarship focuses on the gendered impacts of disinformation, just like this year’s BPF thematic report. The contours of disinformation at the governance level remains equally important yet blurred and particularly challenging. What is it that makes disinformation hard to handle, mitigate and prevent?
Hence, the BPF on Gender and Digital Rights will hold an open roundtable discussion with relevant stakeholders to get a deeper and practical understanding of what is “beneath the disinformation lid”, and aims to answer including questions:
1/ How do you define or understand gendered disinformation?
2/ How far has the world come to the platformization of disinformation in the context of covid-19?
2/ Who are the missing voices in the fight against disinformation at the national, regional and global levels?
3/ How is trust building manifesting in this multi-stakeholder process?
BPF webpage https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/bpf-gender-and-digital-rights-1
1. Opening and introduction - 15min
- Introduction to the BPF Gender and Digital Rights
- The concept of gendered disinformation and framing of the BPF draft report
- Linking the topic of gendered disinformation to the IGF and Internet governance
2. Open Interactive Roundtable Discussion exploring Gendered Disinformation - 60min
- The purpose of the exchange is to get a deeper understanding of how different stakeholders relate to the concept of gendered disinformation away from traditional ways of tackling disinformation from a victim-centred approach
3. Wrap up - 15min
- Key takeaways of the session and input for the final BPF report
- Discussion on outreach (who should get the report?) and next steps for the BPF Gender and Digital Rights
Draft BPF Gender and Digital Rights output report: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/62/20091
Comments on the draft report can be submitted to [email protected]
See the BPF report published at https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/62/20661