IGF 2019 OF #44 Disinformation Online: Reducing Harm, Protecting Rights

Description: 

This proposal is for a 60 minute panel discussion on approaches to tackling disinformation, drawing on the UK’s experience developing a new framework for tackling online harms. We propose the session addresses the following themes: Approaches to regulation while protecting freedom of expression; Addressing vulnerabilities in the online environment and technological solutions to disinformation; Empowering audiences and educational responses to disinformation; Emerging challenges and the need to tackle wider online manipulation.

Organizers: 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Annie Ferguson (DCMS) Nicola Aitken (DCMS) Georgia Durbridge (DCMS)

Speakers: 

The panel will be composed of a representative from: Academia, Industry, Government, Civil Socetiy 

SDGs: 

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals