Understanding disinfospiracies: lessons for and from Ukraine
This event will be live streamed on Facebook (and possibly on YouTube).
Fuelled by social media, populist discourse and authoritarian governments, belief in conspiracy theories is spreading like never before, and the need to “flatten the curve” – at the very least – has become urgent. What should we do? And what can we learn from the experience of Ukraine?
We invite you to join an evening devoted to discussions on how to counter conspiracy theories and the disinformation architecture sustaining them. There will be two panel sessions. The first panel will include:
- Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami, internationally renown conspiracy theory researcher
- Martin Kragh, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
- Franak Viačorka, adviser to the Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
- Halyna Petrenko, Detector Media
- Liubov Tsybulska, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, a well-known expert on information warfare in Ukraine
The second panel will consist of local stakeholders and experts, including the Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine – see the Facebook event.
The event is organized by the research project Ukrainian Geopolitical Fault-line Cities: Urban identities, geopolitics and urban policy and the Ukrainian media watch-dog Detector Media.