- human rights | digital technology
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- Online only
SUPPORTING CIVIC ACTIVISM AND PARTICIPATION BY LEVERAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
The session will present experiences that challenge disinformation by producing initiatives that help create resilience among citizens and empower the various actors impacted.
Disinformation on social media is one of the most important sources of disruption of the political discourse. It has been proven to affect elections results, trigger ethnic violence and discriminatory behaviour. This Infopoint Conference showcases two CSOs initiatives which tackle disinformation on social media. One is a succesful EU funded project - Exposing bot disinformation in Brazil. The second is a toolkit for monitoring disinformation and hate speech around elections, developped by Democracy Reporting International, with initial EU funding. The aim of the Conference is to provide good examples and lessons learned to EU staff interested in digitalisation, human rights and democracy. Secondly, the Conference will raise awareness and knowledge among EU colleagues on these topics.
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Head of Cooperation - EU Delegation to Brazil
Executive Director of The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio
Digital Democracy Programme Officer, Democracy Reporting International
Maria Luiza Mondelli
Data Scientist, The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio
Policy Officer, Democratic Governance, International Partnerships, European Commission