Digital Misinformation & Fundamental Human Rights

This year’s annual Human Rights & Equality Committee lecture, delivered by Mark Little, will focus on the spread of misinformation and toxic online content as one of the biggest challenges to global democracy.

 

About the lecture

The internet has been turned into a weapon by autocrats, extremists and conspiracy theorists, fuelling real-world harm and eroding public trust. But what if the cure for this crisis is worse than the disease? Can tech platforms and regulators curb misinformation without suppressing freedom of speech and open debate? Mark Little, CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, was RTÉ's Washington correspondent and foreign affairs correspondent. He has been working on the challenges of misinformation for more than a decade. In this lecture, he will explore the complex relationship between digital misinformation and fundamental human rights.  

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The Zoom webinar takes place on Wednesday, 18 May. 

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