Critical perspectives on the disinformation discussion


What do we know about disinformation and what can be done about it? Are proposed solutions sometimes worse than the actual diseases at hand? Or are we critically underestimating the scale of the problem and missing opportunities to effectively address it? A roundtable on critical perspectives on disinformation at the 2018 edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

In this panel, organised within the 2018 edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, experts take stock of the basic features of the disinformation debate  and discuss what fact-checkers, researchers, civil society organisations, and other independent parties can do to address the problems at hand, including a range of different perspectives from journalists, academics, and individuals involved in recent policy discussions in Europe.


- David Levy, director Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

- Alexios Mantzarlis, director International Fact-Checking Network

- Martin Moore, King's College University of London

- Farida Vis, director Visual Social Media Lab