Panel debate on "Fake news and online disinformation in the EU" during our summer courses

As part of our Executive Education summer courses, we offer our participants the opportunity to attend panel debates and networking activities. As an example, this year a panel debate on "Fake news and online disinformation in the EU" will be organized on 11 July 2018.

After the controversy relating to fake news affecting the outcome of the last American presidential elections and the Brexit referendum, and in view of the 2019 Parliamentary elections, legislators and stakeholders have come to the realisation that there is a need to better understand online (dis)information and its implications on modern day democracy.

The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has provoked several initiatives, debates and calls for action. Legislators and stakeholders are now facing the challenge of fostering innovation and digitalisation, whilst still maintaining the trust of the people, protect freedom of expression and privacy, as well as democracy.

Against this backdrop, the panel debate aims at presenting the key initiatives and arguments in relation to fake news and online disinformation and to reflect on the way forward.

A panel of high-level guests from the EU Institutions, NGOs and the media sector will contribute to the discussion and provide insights on this issue.

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