The facts and the fiction of disinformation | SASIG
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Wednesday 20 April 2022, 11am-12noon (BST)

Misinformation is by no means a modern-day phenomenon, but one that is greatly enhanced by 24-hour-a-day internet, social media, and the speed of modern global communications. Any incorrect or misleading information presented as fact either intentionally or unintentionally is misinformation; disinformation is a subset of misinformation, in that it is deliberately deceptive.

Disinformation has a profound and unending effect on world events and stability, as we can see every day in the news.

In this session, we examined the history and politics of mis- and disinformation, the role of social media, and the effects of disinformation on public trust in government and on the rule of law.

We discuss the true impact of disinformation and how we can counter it.

Chaired by

Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman & Founder, The SASIG

Facilitated by

Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, Reliance acsn


Helen Rabe (info), Global CISO, Abcam
Professor Paul Baines (info), Political Marketing and Deputy Dean, University of Leicester
Dr Charles Kriel (info), Producer – Director, Metrotone Media
SJ Terp (info), Lecturer, University of Maryland

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