From a lack to an abundance of information, digital technologies have also revolutionized communication in online spaces. However, modern online disinformation has surged, challenging trustworthiness and reliability of consumed data and even threatening democracy. Emerging technologies, such as AI, are as well intensifying misinformation and disinformation threats, allowing the wide spread of misleading and contradictory pieces of information. While protecting and respecting freedom of opinion and expression, governments may find it difficult to address online disinformation without cooperation among multistakeholders including parliamentarians.
- How to develop robust accountability for digital platforms and users to address disinformation?
- How to effectively address online disinformation?
- How could parliamentarians promptly address the emerging challenges in the digital space including disinformation?
- Hon. Irena Joveva, Member of the European Parliament
- Agustina Ordoñez, Argentinian National Congress
- Craig Jones, Director Cybercrime Directorate, INTERPOL (remote)
- Jennifer Bramlette, Coordinator for Information and Communication Technology, UN Security Council, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
- Sunil Abraham, Public Policy Director, India - Data Economy and Emerging Technologies, Meta (remote)
- Sorina Teleanu, DiploFoundation