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: 

We have not reached out to other stakeholder contacts, but have identified a number of stakeholders with whom we work closely that we would look to include:
Academia - a leading researcher in disinformation from London School of Economics (LSE)
Industry - representative from Twitter
Intergovernmental organisation - representative from NATO Stratcomms
Other government speaker - Centre for International Digital Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Online Moderator: 

Oscar Tapp Scotting, Deputy Director Security and International, DCMS

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