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6 October 2020updated 09 Sep 2021 1:30pm

Watch: NS and PUBLIC webinar on mitigating the threat of digital disinformation

Darren Jones MP, Nina Schick, Imran Ahmed and Andy Richardson discuss how to tackle the threat of disinformation.

By NS Events

The use of social media to manipulate public opinion is now considered a global problem. Digital literacy is therefore crucial in navigating the increasingly complex digital environment from which we gather news and information. As digital public spaces have become some of the most popular sources for news, how can people tell which information is reliable?

On 24 September, the New Statesman virtually convened its annual conference during Labour week, with a series of panel events, interviews and guest speeches from some of the Labour party’s most senior members, as well as business leaders and experts. An online panel discussion and live Q&A, sponsored by PUBLIC, explored these key issues. The panel, chaired by NS Tech editor Oscar Williams, brought together Darren Jones MP, author Nina Schick, CEO of Countering Digital Hate Imran Ahmed, and CTO of PUBLIC Andy Richardson to discuss the threat of disinformation and how to build back trust in digital platforms as sources of news.

Watch the session back here:

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