Public Debate – Disinformation in the age of social media

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Date(s) - 15/03/2018
11:30 - 13:00

Brussels Press Club Europe asbl



Public Debate on Disinformation in the age of social media

Unlike some politicians, the EFJ actively refrain from using the term “fake news” because it fails to describe the complexity of the “information disorder” phenomenon, and because it is being used by some politicians to discredit journalists. In our view, we must focus on two types of “information disorder”:

– disinformation, when false information is knowingly shared to cause harm;

– mal-information, when genuine information is shared to cause harm.

Discussing this issue and the EU’s new approach to tackle the disinformation on social media, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the US Embassy to Belgium have the pleasure to invite journalists and media workers for a public discussion on

on Thursday 15 March

11:30 to 13:00

at the Press Club Brussels Europe

Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

Speakers include :

    Rand Waltzman, senior information scientist at RAND Corporation

    Ricardo Gutierrez, EFJ General Secretary