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 BBC, Twitter, YouTube, the European Broadcasting Union, the Global Health Literacy Academy, Logically, the London School of Economics, Parent 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.