Round table: Fake news and validation of information in social networks, Kyiv, Ukraine, 12 March

The round table will be held to present analytical materials of the COMPACT project (http://compact-media.eu/) on approaches and practices of counterfeiting and regulation of online media in EU countries, to present experience and tools of Ukrainian organizations. To discuss, in an open discussion format, the key proposals of the new draft law on media regulation of online media and social networks in Ukraine, as well as the possibility of cooperation with the EU in this area in the context of European integration processes and existing EU grant programs.

Date: 12 March 2020

The round table will be held as planned. The quarantine in Kyiv applies to large events (more than 200 people).

The main topics of the speeches and discussions:

• Fakes and opposition to propaganda
• Misinformation – the main types and tools of fight
• Freedom of expression, free access to networks and changing the rules of online platforms
• What are the key trends in approaches to regulating online media and social networks
• Case law in overcoming false information
• The extent of the responsibility for disseminating false information
• The development of media literacy and the role of education and civil society
• What are the prospects for the development of online media and social networks
• Ukraine – as a testing ground for hybrid information warfare tools
 
The agenda is divided into two parts:
– Part I: 10:00 – 13:00 (Working Language English) Presentation of the main results of COMPACT project and experience of leading Ukrainian organisations
– Part 2: 14:00 – 16:30 (Working Language Ukrainian, English)
Discussion panel on how to take into account COMPACT materials in the formulation of a regulatory policy in the field of media in Ukraine, and how Ukraine will fulfil its obligations in the field of media within the framework of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and what could be the next prospects for the development of cooperation with the EU.

Agenda (Eastern European Time):

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome speeches
10:20 – 10:40 COMPACT Project overview
Dr. Lukasz Porwol, Deputy leader at eGovernment Unit, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
10:40 – 11:00 COMPACT findings of online media regulations
Dr. Andrey Skolkay, School of Communication and Media, Slovakia
11:00 – 11:20 Study on national court rulings on social media
Dr. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, HellenicFoundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece
11:20 – 11:30 Questions to the representatives of COMPACT project
11:30 – 11:50 Historical myths on Ukraine in RU social media
Maxim Panchenko, Coordinator of Analytical Department, Internews Ukraine
11:50 – 12:10 Hybrid threat decomposition methodology – Big Data analysis by attackindex.com
Ellina Shnurko-Tabakova, Head of Council information safety and cybersecurity NGO, Ukraine
12:10 – 12:30 Innovative tools for the detection of the manipulative and disinformation content in Ukrainian media landscape
Halyna Pastukh, Deputy Director, TEXTY, Ukraine
12.30 – 12.45 The role of online platform HelpSMI in democracy building, promotion of freedom of speech and expression in Ukraine, experience in counteracting fakes.
Anastasiia Shyrina, Founder of HelpSMI, Ukraine
12:45 – 13:00 Media literacy as a psychological “vaccine“ against manipulation
Yuliya Krylova-Grek, Scientist of G.S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Ukraine

13.00-14.00 – Networking lunch

Part 2: 14:00 – 16:30 (Working Language Ukrainian, English)

14:00 – 14:20 Index of legal on-line regulation in Ukraine: methodology and first findings
Vitaliy Moroz, Head of New Media Department – Internews Ukraine
14.20 – 14.50 French law on information manipulation, experience and conclusions for Ukraine
Oksana Melnychuk, Managing Partner of the Strategic Communications Analytical Platform, Ukraine
14.50 – 16.00 Free discussion on how to take into account COMPACT materials in the formulation of a regulatory policy in the field of media in Ukraine and how Ukraine will fulfil its obligations in the field of media within the framework of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and what could be the next prospects for the development of cooperation with the EU.

The event’s live broadcast will be available on the AEI Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/InnoEU.UA/

 
The COMPACT project materials are available at:
http://compact-media.eu/ (Deliverables and Events sections)
COMPACT project findings:

REGISTRATION

 
The venue of the event will be sent to the registered and confirmed participants.
 
About COMPACT: COMPACT aims to increase awareness of the latest technological discoveries in the context of social media and content convergence as well as to provide research on and experience-exchange of policy and regulation strategies in order to stimulate a debate on the desirable future policies and frameworks. It is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) under grant number 762128. This symposium is organised by the NGO Agency of European Innovations as the local partner with support from COMPACT project partners.