CDT’s Director of European Affairs, Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, will speak on on a panel on “Digital and Civic Solutions” at the Free Russia Foundation’s conference, “Finding Practical and Principled Approaches to Countering the Kremlin’s Influence Campaigns While Upholding Sanctity of Free Speech”.
The panel will take place from 11:45-12:45 on June 28 in The Hague, Netherlands.
About the panel: How can the information space be protected from state sponsors of propaganda? What are some safety mechanisms guarding millions of social media exchanges each day? Our panelists will consider the propaganda impact, such as populations of social media users unable to discern state-advanced narratives from bona-fide news produced by objective news organizations. This panel will take an in-depth look at the phenomena of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns, how they shape the contemporary information space, the use of social media platforms, the impact of false accounts and bots that have become prevalent and served as amplifiers for state-run media storylines. The panelists will share their experiences operating on this new digital-media battlefield and discuss the impact of inauthentic digital content.
- Kristina Vaiciunaite, European Endowment for Democracy
- Nighat Dad, Digital Rights Foundation
- Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Oleg Kozlovsky, Amnesty International
- Jeremy Lamoreaux, Brigham Young University
- Joanna Szymanska, Article 19
- Nathalie Vogel, European Values Think Tank
- Ilya Zaslavskiy, Free Russia Foundation
Registration is free and required. To RSVP and see more on the conference. click here.