Using AI to Fight Disinformation in European Elections

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Press Club Brussels
Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
02/20/2019 09:0002/20/2019 10:30Europe/BerlinUsing AI to Fight Disinformation in European ElectionsMM/DD/YYYY

As the European Union readies for its upcoming elections, accelerating the fight against fake news has become a top priority. Many policymakers are concerned about attempts to covertly use online platforms to insert propaganda and incendiary messages into public discourse in European democracies by targeting particular groups with disinformation campaigns. One powerful tool in the fight against fake news is artificial intelligence (AI), which can be used to automatically detect and respond to this content as well as empower users with the ability to verify the veracity of claims. A number of leading tech companies, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, have committed to self-regulatory standards and developed a code of practice on disinformation, and the European Commission is evaluating the extent to which automated tools and self-regulation can counter fake news, without introducing new distortions to public discourse or stifling freedom of speech.

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate the use of AI to combat fake news.

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Marie-Hélène Boulanger
Head of Unit, Union Citizenship Rights and Free Movement, DG JUST
European Commission
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Clara Hanot
Advocacy and Fundraising Officer
EU DisinfoLab
Jens-Henrik Jeppesen
Representative and Director for European Affairs
Center for Democracy & Technology
Milan Zubicek
Public Policy & Government Relations Manager