The Internet, and in particular, social media, increasingly impact how people’s worldviews are shaped. In this panel, human rights and digital rights experts will address, in an engaging interview style panel, the impact of disinformation on human rights on freedom of expression but also on refugees rights (e.g., identify, security and freedom), platform accountability and the role of the media. Experts will also discuss how measures to foster the accountability and responsibility of platforms in the struggle against disinformation must not undermine data protection, privacy and freedom of expression, and must respect the right to anonymity. The speakers will present global examples of governments introducing measures which allegedly try to tackle online disinformation when in fact the objective is to suppress dissent, monitor and control the digital space. Speakers will also address the need for honest and positive communications efforts by the media and by political groups that promote civil discourse.

Organised in association with Access Now.