Report on Riga COMPACT Symposium

“Disinformation, Media Literacy, and Social Media Regulation”

The symposium was organized by the University of Latvia Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) on the 10th of December. Latvian researchers and opinion leaders, together with European partners, presented the latest findings in the disinformation and media literacy field as well as discussed the future challenges that the digital media landscape presents for scientists, decision-makers as well as every media user. The symposium was split into parts – the morning sessions were dedicated to presentations of the

latest research as well as future issues while a second part comprised of the discussion panels about media literacy and digital disinformation, while the afternoon discussions focused on the stakeholder and expert experience with combating disinformation online.

The information is prepared by the team of the COMPACT project.

COMPACT is a Coordination and Support Action funded European Commission under framework Horizon 2020.

The objective of the COMPACT project is to increase awareness (including scientific, political, cultural, legal, economic and technical areas) of the latest technological discoveries among key stakeholders in the context of social media and convergence. The project will offer analyses and road maps of related initiatives. In addition, extensive research on policies and regulatory frameworks in media and content will be developed.

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