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)


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


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GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
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GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals