LECTURE: How to fight Disinformation and Fake News

08 Sep 2018
11:30 - 13:00
Grand Plateau

LECTURE: How to fight Disinformation and Fake News

A lecture by

Michal Hvorecky, author

Michal Hvorecky spent years combating propaganda without doing counter-propaganda. He wrote a novel based on his experience with the global phenomena of disinformation. How to deal with the dissemination of false information with the intent to mislead audiences? The most effective method is to foster critical and well-informed news consumers, building trust through community engagement and transparency. Knowledge and education are the best weapons in the post-truth world. European governments should actively monitor overt foreign propaganda narratives and inform the public about their content.