- December 06, 2023
- December 08, 2023
From December 6-8, 2023, the Aspen Institute Germany hosts a study 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 seventeen 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 course of 2023, a selected group of influencers and content creators will exchange lessons learned, meet with academics, experts, and decision-makers, and discuss mechanisms of disinformation online and how to counter them. Participants will work together on recommendations to be presented to policymakers, social media platforms, and civil society organizations.
In Prague, the participating influencers and content creators will meet for the final event of the project, hosted by the Aspen Institute Central Europe. The meeting focuses on exchanges with relevant stakeholders from the region, collecting best practices, and preparing the results for the final report with recommendations to be presented to policymakers, social media platforms, and civil society organizations in 2024.
Please note: This event is not open to the public.
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.