Disinformation - Media support (June '21)
Report of the GFMD IMPACT donor-practitioner-academic learning and information sharing meeting on 17 June 2021.
The meeting was co-convened by
The meeting report summarises the presentations and discussions that took place in the breakout groups and main session.
A working paper on measuring and evaluating disinformation programmes identified five key challenges for evaluators and argues for building a community of practice around countering disinformation; carrying out a comparative, impact study; creating a diagnostic tool for program design.
Due to the cross-cutting nature of the discussions, the report presents that findings and insights from the meeting using the typology of responses to disinformation identified in Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation While Respecting Freedom of Expression - Bontcheva & Posetti (2020) as a guide.
The full presentation can be downloaded from the link below:
Overview of Balancing Act Typology and Recommendations.pptx
Overview of Balancing Act Typology and Recommendations
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Quotes, insights and suggestions on how to improve the overall effectiveness of the media development responses to disinformation.
Curatorial responses; technical/algorithmic responses; and demonetisation responses will be discussed at future GFMD IMPACT meetings.
This section focuses on educational responses"aimed at improving citizens' media literacy and promoting critical thinking and verification in the context of online information consumption, as well as journalist training and tools aimed at helping journalists with fact-checking, verification, and debunking." (Source: Bontcheva)
The final section of the meeting report covers discussion and insights emanating the presentation of a draft working paper on the challenges of evaluating countering disinformation programs produced for the meeting by Susan Abbott and Katerina Tsetsura:
* not including members of the GFMD secretariat
If you are interested in reading feedback those who attended the meeting see:
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