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Countering misinformation – Asia Pacific responses and proposals
Misinformation is no longer just a buzzword. From the 2019 Australian election and bushfires, to the ongoing debate around 5G and the current COVID-19 situation, disinformation and misinformation have become a regular feature of public discourse and had dramatic real world consequences.

As Australia develops an industry code of practice, it is timely to consider the evolving problem, trends and paradigms that inform public policy approaches around the globe. What does a future facing, joined-up approach look like, and how does it serve the broad spectrum of society?

Join the IIC Australian Chapter (IICA) and our guest speakers as we:

* Unpack Australia’s proposed voluntary code of practice, its key elements, role and resource demands

* Explore Taiwan’s outcomes-based disinformation code, its background and effectiveness

* Discuss Google’s public policy approach in the Asia Pacific region and the role of international coordination

* Consider First Draft’s experience in applying its three part typology for information disorder and reflect on either the similarities and differences across jurisdictions.

The discussion will be moderated by Sophie Kowald, Editor, Intermedia and Co-Vice President of the IIC Australian Chapter.

Speakers include:

Creina Chapman,
Deputy Chair & CEO, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Jean-Jacques Sahel
Head of Information and Content Policy, APAC, Google

Dr Claire Wardle
Co-Founder and Leader, First Draft

Dr. Lihyun Lin, Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan

Aug 17, 2020 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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