THURSDAY 30 August (09:00-12:00)

Working Session 5

Misinformation Age – How information technology is used to spread and fight fake news and hate speech

Organised by AIJA Commissions: Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications


Have globalization and digitization caused a misinformation age?

(Social) Media outlets are often used to spread fake news. Fake news is influencing important decisions we make, such as the way we vote, act and think.

This interactive working session about fake news will focus on how information and communication technology is used to help spread but also fight fake news and hate speech. Legal provisions created to prevent and combat fake information will be explained (e.g. the German law on hate speech and the Commission's actions as laid down by the Independent High Level Group on fake news and misinformation) along with the support from non-lawyers involved in this session.

Agenda

09:00-9:10
Welcome

Silvia van Schaik, bureau Brandeis, the Netherlands

09:10-9:40
Keynote presentation

Speaker: Joe McNamee, Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Belgium

9:40-10:00
Interview with Tim Verheyden (VRT, Belgium) on the role of journalists: public watchdog or tool that facilitates fake news

Interviewer: Silvia van Schaik, bureau Brandeis, the Netherlands

10:00-10:20
How to combat hate speech

Speaker: Robin Sclafani, Facing Facts! and CEJI, Belgium

10:20-10:40
The academic perspective

Speaker: Sarah Eskens, Institute of Information Law - University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

10:40-11:10
Legal instruments against fake news

Introduction: Gianluca Massimei, NCTM Studio Legale, Italy

Speakers:
Inga George, boesling IP, Germany
Julia Carreras, Querol Vives Wrede, Spain
Aideen Burke, LK Shields, Ireland
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, FWPA Avocats, France

11:10-11:55
Panel discussion and Q&A

Moderators:
Silvia van Schaik, bureau Brandeis, the Netherlands
Gianluca Massimei, NCTM Studio Legale, Italy

Speakers:
Joe McNamee, Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Belgium
Tim Verheyden, VRT, Belgium
Robin Sclafani, Facing Facts! and CEJI, Belgium
Sarah Eskens, Institute of Information Law - University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Inga George, boesling IP, Germany
Julia Carreras, Querol Vives Wrede, Spain
Aideen Burke, LK Shields, Ireland
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, FWPA Avocats, France

11:55-12:00
Closing remarks

Key contacts:

Silvia van Schaik, Gianluca Massimei


 

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