Dublin Tech Summit 2022 : From the Front Lines of the Disinformation Wars

Explore the evolving landscape of disinformation, its impact on trust and democracy, and strategies for combating it at the Dublin Tech Summit 2022.

Key takeaways
  • The nature of disinformation has evolved since 2016, with nation-state actors no longer the sole source of misinformation campaigns.
  • Disinformation campaigns have become more sophisticated, using computational propaganda to project narratives beyond their borders.
  • Social media platforms have played a significant role in the spread of misinformation, with algorithms amplifying harmful content.
  • The spread of misinformation has led to a decline in trust in institutions, including journalism and government.
  • There is a need for collaboration between platforms, governments, and civil society to address the problem of misinformation.
  • Platforms need to invest more in content moderation and transparency, and governments need to implement regulations to hold platforms accountable.
  • Individuals can play a role in combating misinformation by being critical of the information they consume and sharing accurate information with others.
  • The threat of misinformation is multifaceted and requires a multi-faceted response.
  • The future of democracy is at stake if we do not address the problem of misinformation.