The surge of disinformation techniques used in the lead-up to the British election have demonstrated that media and their platforms are woefully unprepared for what 2020 may bring. The rising tide of disinformation and deepfakes online is motivated by a drive to manipulate everything from elections to markets, and news outlets and distribution platforms risk becoming playing fields for bad actors to spread falsehoods without the help of technology. How do we know what's real and what's intended to manipulate? What can journalists do, and what role does technology play in combating this problem? And who bears the ultimate responsibility for identifying, flagging and eradicating this bad content?
This session will explore the tools and strategies that news organizations can use - from in-house technology solutions to third-party partnerships and beyond - to help prevent the publishing and spread of disinformation.