Online Session 2: Webinar
Risks and challenges: Communicating to audiences in the global media environment
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Webinar: Global communications and audiences:
Propaganda, fake news & AI censorship
Date: 28 March 2022 (Monday)
Time: London 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Singapore 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Melbourne 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group is an academic collaborative project that aims to further the study and practice of digital diplomacy. The group has been carrying out research into three distinct areas: the use of digital tools to enhance diplomatic activities pertaining to consular affairs, crisis communication and public diplomacy; the impact of the next generation of digital technologies on diplomacy, including virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology; and the impact of algorithms, disinformation and echo chambers on diplomatic activity. The group was also awarded a research grant from the Philligence Fund to examine ways in which diplomats can use digital tools to stem the tide of online hate and misleading information.
Interactive Practitioner Panel
The panel will explore how a rise in new disinformation and propaganda tools, bots and fake news might affect museum global communications by disrupting the flow of global information exchange and accelerating anxiety, negative sentiment and cross-cultural misunderstanding among online participants.
Karim Ben Khelifa
Advisory board member of the Center for Advanced Virtuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Interactive Data Panel
The panel will discuss critical issues around data privacy, ethics, provenance and equity, data access and censorship. It will explore sensitive questions concerning museums online users’ data collection, circulation and employment for political purposes.
How-To Discussion Forum
The discussion forum will feature expert guest speakers to share their ideas, suggestions, action plans and pieces of advice on dealing with misinformation and fake news, understanding data biases and provenance and combating digital misrepresentation and propaganda. It will also offer a space for museum professionals to share insights into how they navigate the complexities of a highly saturated global information space and how they protect their digital audiences from online communication risks.
Alisar Mustafa (she/her)
Responsible Innovation Consultant
Research Grant Holder in the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities of Ca’ Foscari University