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Fighting Misinformation Online

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05 October 2021

10:00 - 12:30 CEST



European Summit for those working to tackle mis and dis-information, and a forum to discuss media literacy and fact-checking. Hosted by the European University Institute, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Google and YouTube.

Elevating authoritative information and tackling all forms of misinformation is a critical issue, and collaboration between academics, policymakers, publishers, and technology companies is key. The European Summit aims to bring together governments, educators, nonprofits, technologists, and news organisations from around Europe to share ideas and knowledge on the matter.

Earlier this year, the European University Institute and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation launched the new ‘European Media and Information Fund’ supported by Google and with the cooperation of the European Digital Media Observatory. This event will also be an opportunity to learn about the Fund, which aims to strengthen fact-checking, media literacy and help tackle misinformation.

Speakers include:

  • Vera Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency, European Commission 
  • Alexander Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute 
  • Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Clara Jimenéz Cruz, CEO,  
  • Amanda Storey, Director of Responsibility Compliance & Transparency, Trust & Safety at Google
  • Matt Brittin, President, Google EMEA Business and Operations 

Register here.


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