Infodemic and the Right for Reliable Information

12:00 — 13:30
General Staff Building 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Infodemic that we observe in connection with COVID-19 is a clear illustration of the problems and controversies of the contemporary media reality. Endless scope of information, high speed of fake news distribution and the new technologies contributing to that are increasingly hindering the user’s access to quality information.

Social media, search services and aggregators are developing the technological solutions by involving professional mass media, many states introduce mechanisms for network information regulation, and in the educational agenda media literacy is becoming the important element.

What form does the modern information market take?

Issues for discussion:

  • What measures will make it possible to increase the quality of the information circulating in the Internet?
  • Who are the key agents of influence in the information society? What sources of information does the user trust?
  • NFT on the information market: how technology can transform media
  • Government regulation and punishment for a fake: to be or not to be?