The next frontier in digital disinformation?


Secretary Madeleine K. Albright Chairman, National Democratic Institute • Senator Chris Murphy US Senator for Connecticut, US Senate • Congressman Will Hurd Representative, 23rd District of Texas, US House of Representatives • Mr. Clinton Watts Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University • Mr. Jakub Janda Head, Kremlin Watch Program, European Values Think Tank • Ambassador Kurt Volker Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership • Ms. Susan Glasser Chief International Affairs Columnist, POLITICO • Mr. Yevhen Fedchenko Co-Founder, StopFake.Org • Mr. Matt Olsen Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center  Mr. Benjamin Haddad Research Fellow, Hudson Institute • Mr. Simon Ostrovsky Reporter, CNN Investigations • Ms. Jessikka Aro Journalist, Yle 


On June 29, the Atlantic Council and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will host a high level conference in DC featuring  panels on the threat of Russian influence in Europe, the next frontier in digital disinformation, and how to strike back. International media coverage of “fake news” in the 2016 US presidential election has dramatically increased international attention on the role of digital disinformation in elections. While attention has focused on the influence of Russia’s propaganda efforts in the US and Europe, the problem is much broader. Disinformation is a global challenge that will require new coalitions, tools, and strategies to address it. #DisinfoWeek is a week long set of strategic dialogues on how to collectively address the global challenge of disinformation. The conference will convene both US and European policymakers, tech companies, civil society, and members of think tanks, academia, and media.

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