David and Goliath
The hazards of digital disinformation
Monday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
How does information in the digital age influence the freedom of public opinion? Many believe that the digital age has not freed us at all: digital platforms can bring new people together, but they can also serve as echo chambers for polarizing opinions. Social networks and other tools of digital technology are increasingly associated with anti-democratic phenomena such as populism and propaganda. Fake news and disinformation spread quickly, undermining our confidence in the very concepts of truth, facts, and reality.
The danger is all the greater when it comes to elections. Voting interference is not just a European challenge, as foreign meddling is suspected in elections around the world. More and more players are using this destabilization technique that has proven to be not only more powerful than many traditional forms of attack, but significantly cheaper and more difficult to prove and punish.
Welcoming remarks and opening
Alex Orlowski – Expert in digital political communication and online propaganda
Marco Delmastro – Director of Economics & Statistics at AGCOM
Lyudmyla Kozlovska – President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, activist, victim of a ferocious digital disinformation campaign
Jacopo Iacoboni – Journalist and essayist
Organized by the Federazione Italiana Diritti Umani (FIDU) in collaboration with Fabrica.
Via Postioma, 54/F
Catena di Villorba (TV)