Event Fact or Fake? Tools & Practices to Fight Disinformation

Fact or Fake? Tools & Practices to Fight Disinformation

Date(s) - 26/02/2018
18:00 - 21:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Monday 26 February 2018

from 18.00 to 21.00

Press Club Brussels Europe

The first Digital Forum event of 2018 will address the pervasive problem of so-called “fake news“: false or deceptive information presented as factual and spread through online channels, for political advantage, financial gain, or malicious purpose.

Much of the debate so far has focused on government regulation, digital literacy, and monitoring user content on social media platforms. The Digital Forum will instead discuss the practical countermeasures that media professionals (journalists, communication practitioners, public relations specialists…) can take: adopting fact-checking practices and mastering digital tools and techniques to validate content, verify sources, and expose disinformation.

A distinguished panel of speakers will share their expertise with the audience in an interactive format:

– Luc Steinberg, former Communications and Project Officer at the European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI), now working for the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF)

– Joyce Stroobant, PhD. researcher at the Center for Journalism Studies of Ghent University and a frequent speaker on the subject of fake news, particularly in the health sector

– Jochen Spangenberg, project coordinator for the Research & Cooperation Projects team of Germany’s international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), which – together with Greek software company Athens Technology Center (ATC) – has developed Truly Media, a platform for collaborative verification that integrates internal developments and external tools to verify the authenticity of social media content.

– Klára Votavová, organizer of the participative workshop Tackling Fake News About the EU,  and author of the report Making Online Platforms Responsible For News Content for the Prague-based think tank European Values

The panelists will speak in English. The schedule of the evening is as follows:

18.00 – 18.30:  Registration and informal networking

18.30 – 19.15:  Panelist presentations and panel discussion

19.15 – 20.00:  Audience interaction (Q&A and commentary)

20.00 – 21.00:  Cocktail, individual discussions and networking

We welcome your participation at this informative and engaging event. Please confirm your presence to larrymoffett@gmail.com]