This consultation is now closed
Many thanks all contributors from over 50 countries for sharing your valuable knowledge, experience and perspectives in UNDP and UNESCO's global online consultation on the impact of, and responses to disinformation. The contributions from over 150 UN colleagues and other experts in this field will help to inform and sharpen UNDP and UNESCO’s responses to disinformation going forward. If you missed the opportunity, you can still participate by submitting your written contribution to Niamh.firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 13th November 2020.
With much gratitude to our excellent team of moderators:
Based on the results of this e-discussion, we have continued to sharpen our thinking through focused consultations with key private sector actors, donors, UN and civil society organisations. As a result, a summary report from the e-discussion and consultations has now been compiled and is available on this page. The report summarises key points raised by the consultation participants. The views and opinions in the report are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of UNDP and UNESCO.
Thank you to all contributors for your great support.
Welcome to engagement room 3!
There are many innovative responses to disinformation being rolled out across the world, from advanced artificial intelligence to community leaders working to dispel rumours. There is a need for digital solutions, policy and regulation, media and journalism development, citizen engagement and much more. Given the complexity of the issue, it seems that a holistic approach to disinformation is needed, one that involves many different groups and competencies.
This is the space to seek solutions. The invitation is for you to join in exploring these from three response areas:
- Reducing the creation and production of disinformation
- Stemming the dissemination of disinformation
- Building resilience of the target audiences or consumers of disinformation
As a reminder, disinformation is “false, manipulated or misleading content, created and spread unintentionally or intentionally, and which can cause potential harm to peace, human rights and sustainable development”.
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