Disinformation campaigns 2.0

Propaganda and lying are as old as humanity itself and the post-print social media age has created a hyperactive environment of sharing information including lies. Disinformation and misinformation pose a direct threat to the credibility of our democratic institutions. 2020 has been an extraordinary year where we have seen disinformation spike to unprecedented levels across a spectrum of subjects ranging from COVID-19 to the US elections.

As we struggle to separate truth from lies even the methodology, standards and the institutions to do so are under attack from disinformation. We know this has been a chaotic year and there have been significant efforts to make social media and institutions more resilient to manipulation but we also know that we need to be better prepared for what comes next in these information wars.

Wednesday, December 2nd, kl. 17.00–19.00 (Swedish time).

Read more about the seminar (link to the University of Ottawa)

Register here (free of charge)

The seminar is arranged by the Transnational Consortium on Human Security which the institute is a part of through the research project Violent threats and internal security.