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


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.


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


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


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