Disinformation networks prey on an uncertain public to undermine faith in societal institutions and sow hatred. In this panel discussion, find out why news is a target and what we can do to help the public sort real news from propaganda and combat tactics of fear and division. In this session, attendees will learn:
1. concrete examples of disinformation networks that target the uncertain public to powerful effect
2. research results on the “anxious middle” news users, who are more vulnerable to misinformation
3. how news fluency and media accountability led by newsrooms can make a difference
Organised in association with The Trust Project.