• Fake News: annoying symptom or life-threatening disease? Location: The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists 39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN

    by  • June 28, 2017 • Events, News, Policy

    The UK Chapter of the Internet Society and Cloudflare, Inc. invite you
    to the forthcoming Event:

    Fake News: annoying symptom or life-threatening disease?
    Location: The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
    39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN

    Date: Thursday 13 July 2017
    Time: doors open at 17:30 for an 18:00 start

    Fake news has been a buzzword since the US election provoked a debate at
    presidential level. But fake news are neither new, nor are they
    geographically constrained to the United States. This global topic
    stretches the limits of self-regulation as stakeholders grapple with
    identifying “fake news” and figuring out what might be done about it.
    From the traditional Press to blogs, short messages and on-line videos,
    this topic has challenged everyone, from human editors to machine
    algorithms, from Roman times until now.

    We have assembled a Team of academics, journalists, content and social
    media industry, civil society and politicians to discuss fake news with
    our audience.

    Moderator: Maria Farrell

    Speakers:

    Joanna Kulesza, PhD, assistant professor of international law
    and Internet governance, Faculty of Law and Administration, University
    of Lodz, Poland(remotely): introduction / scene setting
    Dominic Connor, Journalist: fake news in the Press
    Karim Palant, Public Policy Manager UK, Facebook: industry approach
    Gabrielle Guillemin, Senior Legal Officer, Article 19: impact on
    democracy & freedom of expression
    Philip Virgo Advisory Board Digital Policy Alliance: impact on politics

    Spaces are limited so please register at: Eventbrite

    The discussion will be followed with a networking wine/canapé reception
    at approximately 8pm.

    Remote Participation:

    Topic: Fake News: annoying symptom or life-threatening disease?
    Time: Jul 13, 2017 6:00 PM London (17:00 UTC)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/754626574
    Or iPhone one-tap (United Kingdom Toll):  +442036950088,,754626574#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +44 (0) 20 3695 0088 (United Kingdom Toll)
    Meeting ID: 754 626 574
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=vVTXmVjuUo92UvAmgfT9dSnjlk_z3ovm

    More details about Panellists:

    Joanna Kulesza, PhD
    assistant professor of international law and Internet governance
    Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz, Poland
    website: LinkedIn Page
    publications: https://unilodz.academia.edu/JoannaKulesza/
    latest publication: “Due Diligence in International Law” (BRILL) 
    A short bio can be found here: ICANN_WIKI Page
    Opening points: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2017/06/20/on-fake-news-alternative-facts-and-the-era-of-minority-report/

    Dominic Connor
    Journalist
    Has held most IT jobs at some point, Test Director at PC Magazine, writing for The Register, debugging operating systems for IBM & Microsoft, Head of IT in Financial Markets, Director of HM Treasury’s Secure Wide Area Network, expert witness in computer crime and lecturer in programming. He is currently Chairman of the Real Time Club, vice Chairman of the Conservative Technology Forum and Founder of the Random Walkers.
    More information on: LinkedIn Page

    Karim Palant
    Public Policy Manager UK, Facebook.
    More information on: LinkedIn Page

    Gabrielle Guillemin
    Gabrielle is Senior Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19, an international free speech organisation based in London. She focuses on digital rights issues. Prior to ARTICLE 19, Gabrielle worked as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights.
    More information on: LinkedIn Page

    Philip Virgo
    First used an open access, world-wide messaging service in 1968, originator of the Micros in School Programme in 1979, joined ISOC in 1995, has blogged as “When IT Meets Politics” since 2008 .
    More information on: LinkedIn Page

     

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