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COVID-19 disinformation and the future of internet governance

Date & time
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed

Speaker(s)

Tina Purnat, Fenwick McKelvey, Elizabeth Dubois, Rory Smith, Philippe-Andre Rodriguez

Cost

This event is free

Where

Online

Join this digital townhall to learn about COVID-19 disinformation and the future of internet governance and content moderation.

Speakers

  • Tina Purnat, World Health Organization
  • Fenwick McKelvey, Concordia University
  • Elizabeth Dubois, University of Ottawa
  • Rory Smith, First Draft News

Moderator

  • Philippe-Andre Rodriguez, Global Affairs Canada

The event will be livestreamed on the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies' Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Digital Disinformation is a project organized by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Digital Citizens Initiative. The team is working to enhance Canadian citizens' digital literacy and resiliency as they come in contact with misinformation and disinformation relating to COVID-19.

As part of this work, a series of digital townhalls will be held on issues like foreign interference, conspiracy theories and fake news. Stay tuned for more events hosted on these topics.

Please note this event will be held in English.

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