Media & Content
With the development of contemporary social technology we are witnessing a new phenomenon: information pollution at a global scale. Its direct and indirect impacts are difficult to quantify, but long-term implications of dis-information campaigns are most worrying.
The session will explore the potential of a wide range of stake-holders to address information disorder from within their respective roles, as well as through joint projects and other forms of cooperation. The participants will be invited to discuss possible remedies that could be introduced by national governments, internet intermediaries, media organisations and civil society, and to reflect on the effects of such remedies.
Special attention will be paid to initiatives fostering quality journalism and trust in the media, as well as strengthening relations between citizens and their national / own language media, which are indispensible elements for any endeavours to combat mis- and dis-information.
As a background resource, the debate will build on the Council of Europe report on “Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making” (*) which is an attempt to comprehensively examine information disorder, its related challenges, and to outline ways to address information pollution. The European Broadcasters Union will also present their related work.
Council of Europe
European Broadcasting Union