Fighting Misinformation Online summit

The event will be hosted by Annette Kroeber-Riel, (VP, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Europe at Google) alongside YouTube, the EUI and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at De Warande, Brussels.

Fighting Misinformation Online summit

This event, the third in the series, brings together European policy makers, NGOs, media organisations, academics and tech companies to collaborate and share knowledge around tackling misinformation. 

We’ll hear from those working across the misinformation landscape including: 

  • Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency, European Commission 
  • Jon Ronson, non-fiction author and documentary maker
  • Krisztina Stump, Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, European Commission
  • Alexander Stubb: former Prime Minister of Finland and Director at the European University Institute
  • Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London 
  • Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism 

In-person attendees are invited to join us for breakfast before participating in morning breakout sessions, followed by an afternoon of world-class speakers and a final drinks reception. 

After lunch, participate as a member of the studio audience in the live and interactive broadcast programme, where we will hear from expert speakers on ideas and tactics to reduce the impact of misinformation.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of networking opportunities, along with group discussions covering topics such as: 

  • How do we balance the threats of misinformation with the right to free speech?
  • Should media literacy be on the school curriculum across Europe?
  • How can we quantify the effectiveness of misinformation interventions? 

These sessions will be an opportunity to collaborate with speakers, other delegates and subject matter experts who will be involved in the afternoon programme.

If you can’t attend in-person, then join us virtually in the afternoon to participate in the live broadcast programme from 13:00 CET

In-person spaces are limited, so please book your space as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

About us

We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.

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