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Next steps for tackling fake news and improving media literacy

Morning, Thursday, 31st March 2022


The agenda is structured to bring out latest thinking on:

  • key trends in online misinformation
  • how countermeasures are evolving and innovating
  • the role of platforms, government, and individuals in tackling fake news
  • case studies on what works in tackling online misinformation
  • developments in the DCMS Online Media Literacy Strategy

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with a senior speaker from Ofcom as well as contributions from the BBCTwitterYouTube, the European Broadcasting Union, the Global Health Literacy AcademyLogically, the London School of EconomicsParent Zone, Reuters, and the University of Exeter.


It will be a timely opportunity to consider priorities following the publication of the Draft Online Safety Bill earlier this year, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the prevalence of fake news online.


Delegates will also consider the Government’s Online Media Literacy Strategy and the measures included, looking at the likely impact they will have and whether more could be done to improve people’s ability to think critically about what they read online.


The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials from the DCMS; the Home Office; the House of Commons Library; Ofcom; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

Senior speaker confirmed from Ofcom

Speakers

Lyric Jain

CEO, Logically

Dr Rebecca Helm

Senior Lecturer in Law and Director, Evidence-Based Justice Lab, University of Exeter

Rebecca Skippage

Disinformation Editor, BBC (subject to diary)

Katy Minshall

UK Head of Public Policy, Twitter

Hazel Baker

Head of Digital Newsgathering and Verification, Reuters

Dr Kristine Sørensen

President, Global Health Literacy Academy

Liz Corbin

Deputy Media Director and Head of News, European Broadcasting Union

Vicki Shotbolt

CEO, Parent Zone

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor of Social Psychology, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Iain Bundred

Head of Public Policy, UK and Ireland, YouTube