In a bid to unravel the enigma of disinformation campaigns and propaganda, a recent event organized by the Natolin Media and Disinformation Nest and featuring TILT, a dedicated counter-disinformation team, brought together participants for an immersive role-play experience. The event staged on 14 October 2023 aimed to shed light on the dynamics of disinformation and equip attendees with a deeper understanding of the tools and tactics used to manipulate public opinion online.
The immersive event, carefully curated for attendees, presented an unrivalled opportunity to unravel the mysteries of disinformation. It welcomed Natolin students to a dynamic and interactive platform, where open discussions surrounding the pressing issue of disinformation took center stage. With no prerequisites or prior preparation needed, participants were encouraged to dive headfirst into an interactive role-play experience, offering a hands-on exploration of the inner workings of disinformation campaigns. Following this captivating experience, attendees had the chance to critically assess the outcomes, fostering a holistic grasp of the topic.
The practical exercise not only unveiled the inner workings of disinformation but also highlighted the methods employed online to manipulate societies. By delving into the techniques employed by disinformation campaigns, attendees in Natolin left the event better equipped to build resilience against them.
One of the highlights of the event was an opportunity for participants to create their own disinformation campaign. This hands-on experience allowed them to explore the complexities and challenges of shaping public narratives.
TILT, a dedicated assembly of counter-disinformation warriors, has been disrupting the use of computational propaganda since its inception in 2021. Committed to countering the manipulation of public attitudes, polarization of opinions, and erosion of trust in democratic processes, TILT has developed an impressive array of practical solutions.
From serious games to cutting-edge services powered by artificial intelligence, TILT's strategies continue to evolve and adapt to new challenges. The organization has forged alliances with renowned entities, significantly enhancing its capability to impact various sectors and regions. Collaborators include The U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, NATO, The European Commission, and The UK Cabinet Office. All share a common interest in mitigating the threats posed by disinformation and computational propaganda to societies and democratic processes.
The recent event hosted by TILT is just one of many initiatives undertaken by this organization to empower individuals and institutions to tackle disinformation effectively.