Countering the Coronavirus Infodemic
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union and EU DisinfoLab invite you to an online discussion on the worldwide spread of disinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. The need for reliable information about Covid-19 is vital. Unfortunately, many false stories and myths are circulating about it. External state actors, domestic conspiracy theorists and hate groups as well as even some governments participate in spreading such disinformation. Numerous myths reach a huge audience on social networks because of the network’s recommendation algorithms.
In the second online discussion of the Tech and Covid-19-series we will have a look at the narratives of coronavirus disinformation around the world. Where do we draw the line between opinion and fabrication? Where do the fake stories come from, how do they spread and what is their purpose? Most importantly: what can we do about this?
We are looking forward to your participation!
Roman Adamczyk, Research Coordinator, EU DisinfoLab, Brussels, Belgium
Karen Kornbluh, Senior Fellow and Director, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Washington D.C., USA
Nanjala Nyabola, Writer, political analyst, and activist based in Nairobi, Kenya
Zora Siebert, Head of EU Policy Program, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Brussels, Belgium
If you have any questions, please contact Anna Trzcinska: Anna.Trzcinska@eu.boell.org
Note: The technical requirements for participating in the event are a computer, tablet or smartphone with a speaker. Online events will be held using the Zoom software, which will provide a link for participating.
The access link will be provided a day prior to the event. The event will be recorded.
On first using Zoom, this access link will initiate the download of the client software ("Zoom-launcher.exe"). This software must be executed or installed (recommended) on your computer. If you prefer not to download it, please click on the link "join via browser". Note: This option is only available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Please join the event a few minutes before its start time.