- June 06, 2023
- June 08, 2023
From June 6-8, 2023, the Aspen Institute Germany hosts a Berlin trip in the framework of the project “Disinformation and the Role of Social Media Influencers in Times of Crises, Conflicts, and Wars”. The project brings together fifteen social media influencers and content creators from Germany, Ukraine, Romania, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Latvia with other actors to discuss their role in democratic societies in times of conflict. Over the year 2023, participants will exchange lessons learned, meet with academics, experts, and decision-makers, and discuss mechanisms of disinformation online and how to counter them. The results will be published in the form of policy recommendations.
Participating influencers and content creators will meet in Berlin for the second event of the project. This in-person meeting focuses on fostering a better understanding among the participants of how disinformation works in different countries and online environments and of current disinformation narratives, especially in the context of the Russian War in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic. Knowledge will be gathered through facilitated discussions and brainstorming sessions, tapping into the participants’ expertise. With a view to effective approaches to counter disinformation, input will also be provided on scientific insights and the European Union’s regulatory measures, followed by an exchange on approaches in other countries. The workshop also includes a skill-building session to support the participants in improving their content and its distribution on social media platforms.
More information on the project can be found here.
The project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. We thank the Aspen Institute Central Europe, the Aspen Institute Kyiv, and the Aspen Institute Romania for their support.