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Contrer la désinformation sur la COVID19: Entrevue avec Alexis de Lancer

Contrer la désinformation sur la COVID19: Entrevue avec Alexis de Lancer

March 26, 2021

Dans le cadre de la Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19, le MIGS a parlé avec Alexis de Lancer, journaliste et animateur de l'émission hebdomadaire "Décrypteurs" sur les ondes de ICI RDI. Avec mes collègues Jeff Yates, Marie-Pier Élie et Nicholas De Rosa, il explore le phénomène de la désinformation et des fausses nouvelles.

Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID19 est un projet financé par Patrimoine Canada

 

Countering COVID Digital Disinformation: Christina Nemr, Park Advisors

Countering COVID Digital Disinformation: Christina Nemr, Park Advisors

March 18, 2021

This interview is part of the Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19 Digital Disinformation project. In this episode, we chat with Christina Nemr, Director at Park Advisors. Park Advisors organizes and analyses information, building solutions to issues like disinformation, terrorism, violent extremism, hate speech and more. We chat about their platform DisinfoCloud and the game Harmony Square, in which users take on the role of a Chief Disinformation Officer. Stay tuned to the MIGS social media pages for more information about the launch event for the French version of the game.

Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19: Algorithmic Media Observatory

Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19: Algorithmic Media Observatory

March 10, 2021

This interview is part of the Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19 Digital Disinformation project. In this episode, we chat with Fenwick McKelvey, Scott DeJong, Elsa Donovan, and Saskia Kowalchuk from the Algorithmic Media Observatory. Much of the work of the observatory focuses on understanding the consequences of algorithms and the digitization of our society. We discuss their recent work studying memes as a way of analyzing political culture in Canada through the 2019 federal election and the COVID19 pandemic.

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Lucina Di Meco, She Persisted

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Lucina Di Meco, She Persisted

March 4, 2021
This interview series is part of the "Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression" (SAIFE) project by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. In this episode, MIGS' Executive Director Kyle Matthews interviews Lucina Di Meco of She Persisted

 

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Zach Devereaux, Nexalogy

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Zach Devereaux, Nexalogy

February 19, 2021
This interview series is part of the "Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression" (SAIFE) project by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. In this episode, MIGS' Executive Director Kyle Matthews interviews Zach Devereaux from Nexalogy.

 

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Alice Stollmeyer, Defend Democracy

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Alice Stollmeyer, Defend Democracy

February 15, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.

 

Alice Stollmeyer is the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy. A former Digital Advocacy Strategist, she has lived and worked in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, the heart of the European Union.

With a solid background in ‘social studies of science, technology and society’ and in communication, in 2012 Alice founded her own consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications and digital advocacy. She has been ranked a top digital EU influencer ever since (#1 female digital EU influencer 2019 and 2020).

In 2016 @StollmeyerEU broadened its portfolio: previously focused on energy and climate policies, now its focus is politics, digital developments and European values like democracy, human rights and rule of law.

In 2017 @StollmeyerEU successfully accomplished a major assignment as interim Communications Director at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum.

On 8 November 2017, Alice Stollmeyer founded Defend Democracy: an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic initiative defending liberal democracy from internal, external and technological threats.

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Linda Slapakova, analyst, RAND Europe

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Linda Slapakova, analyst, RAND Europe

February 15, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.

 

Linda Slapakova is an analyst with RAND Europe in the area of defence and security. Her research focuses on the impacts of emerging technologies in defence, emerging security and information threats, and defence workforce and personnel issues. She has managed a range of projects for UK- and EU-based clients in these areas, and is experienced in a range of qualitative and futures methodologies including horizon scanning, workshop facilitation and evaluation. 

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Naďa Kovalčíková, Alliance for Securing Democracy

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Naďa Kovalčíková, Alliance for Securing Democracy

February 15, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.

 

Nad’a Kovalčíková is a program manager and fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) in GMF's Brussels office. While working on ASD’s European outreach, she focuses also on transatlantic cooperation, NATO, EU – U.S. relations and emerging security challenges. In addition, she analyses information operations, efforts to counter disinformation and threats to democracy. She has developed her expertise through working at NATO, European Parliament, French and Canadian embassies, American Field Service and several NGO and think thank projects in Belgium, Canada, France, and Slovakia. Nad’a Kovalčíková obtained her PhD. in International Relations with a focus on security threats, and Masters’ Degrees in Politics and Government, European Affairs and International Economic Relations. In addition to being a native speaker of Slovak, she is fluent in English, French and Czech, speaks Spanish and has a basic knowledge of German.

Disinformation et COVID-19: le développement de la littératie numérique

Disinformation et COVID-19: le développement de la littératie numérique

February 11, 2021

Lors de la cinquième session de notre série d'évènement sur la COVID-19 et la désinformation, nous avons parlé des acteurs principaux, des thèmes clés, et du développement de la littératie numérique au sein de la population canadienne. Qu'est ce qui est fait au Québec, au Canada et en Europe?

Intervenant(e)s:

- Divina Frau-Meigs, professeure, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Marc Ladouceur, Media Smarts/Habilo Media

Rudy Reichstadt, Conspiracy Watch

Modératrice: Agnès Gruda, éditorialiste, La Presse

Cet évènement a été retransmis sur nos pages Facebook et YouTube

La Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19 est un projet mis sur pied par l'Institut Montréalais d'Études sur le Génocide et les Droits de la Personne grâce au financement de Patrimoine Canada. Notre mission est de développer la littératie numérique et la résilience au sein de la population canadienne alors qu'ils font face à de la désinformation et de la mésinformation liées à la COVID-19.

Dans le cadre de ce projet, nous organisons une série d’assemblée numérique sur des thèmes tels que l’influence étrangère, les théories du complot et les fausses nouvelles. Cet évènement se trouve à être le dernier de notre série d'assemblées.

 

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative, Marcus Kolga, Macdonald-Laurier Institute

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative, Marcus Kolga, Macdonald-Laurier Institute

February 8, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.

Marcus Kolga is an international award winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, digital communications strategist, and a leading Canadian expert on Russian and Central and Eastern European issues. Marcus has a focus on communications and media strategies as tools of foreign policy and defence, and continues to write commentary for national and international media including the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. He is the co-founder and publisher of UpNorth.eu, an online magazine that features analysis and political and cultural news from the Nordic and Baltic region. He frequently comments on Russian, Eastern and Central European issues on North American radio and television and at foreign policy conferences. Marcus is involved with international human rights organizations and national political organizations. In 2008 he spearheaded an effort to make August 23rd, the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a Canadian national day of remembrance for the European victims of Nazism and communism - Black Ribbon Day - by drafting a parliamentary resolution that was introduced and passed by Hon. Bob Rae. In 2015, Marcus was awarded the Estonian Order of the White Star by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

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