FP Virtual Dialogue: How to Stop Fake News

March 18, 2021

Information, speech and governance across digital public spheres

Foreign Policy, in partnership with Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, convened a solutions-oriented conversation about misinformation and its impacts on politics and society around the world.

While the internet has brought virtually unlimited access to information and an exchange of ideas to those who otherwise might not have it, the lack of editorial and fact-checking responsibility on many digital platforms has allowed misinformation and disinformation to rapidly proliferate. As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did false and misleading information about the virus. That “infodemic” accentuated not only the potential harmful consequences of fake news but also its impact on public trust in science, media and government. With a growing majority of people relying on the digital information space, governments, tech leaders and researchers are aiming to better understand the dynamics and manifestations of misinformation to help promote accuracy and accountability.

As lawmakers in the EU and U.S. are grappling with the thorny questions around how to best regulate tech platforms to fight fake news, our conversation examined emerging policy approaches as well as how tech platforms, journalists and academia can help build resilience against misleading and harmful content.

Watch this dynamic conversation featuring international experts on different sides of the issue to learn about solutions and explore the future of information, free speech and governance of our digital public spheres.

Join the conversation online using #How2StopFakeNews

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Event Details
March 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Webinar login information will be provided upon registration
Speakers
Ravi Agrawal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, FOREIGN POLICY
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
ravi agrawal
Justine Isola
Head of Misinformation Policy, Facebook
Justine Isola has been at Facebook since 2016 and now leads the team responsible for developing Facebook’s misinformation policies. Justine previously advised U.S. tech compan...
FP-Justine Isola
Věra Jourová
Vice President, European Commission
Prior to joining the Commission, Věra Jourová was Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. From 2006 to 2013, Jourová directed her own international consultan...
Pierre Moussa & Andris Piebalgs
Marwan M. Kraidy
Dean, Northwestern University in Qatar
As dean and CEO of Northwestern Qatar, Marwan M. Kraidy oversees academic programs in communication, journalism, and the liberal arts. In addition to his position at NU-Q, he is...
Marwan M. Kraidy
Annelise Riles
Executive Director, Northwestern University’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Annelise Riles is Northwestern University’s Associate Provost for Global Affairs, the Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and a professor o...
Annelise Riles
Olga Yurkova
Co-founder, StopFake.org
Olga Yurkova is a journalist and cofounder of StopFake.org, an independent Ukrainian organization that trains an international cohort of fact-checkers in an effort to curb propa...
FP-Olga Yurkova

For more information, contact Sherri Greeves Director of Academic Partnerships