Web3 and Disinformation

On December 1, the McCourt Institute will hold its third event in the “Web3 &” series.

Web3 and Disinformation

The panel discussion will gather various tech experts, media experts as well as social scientists to decrypt the issues at hand and discuss the possible solutions that Web3 can represent in restoring trust in online content.

How might content moderation – or trust and safety, more broadly – work in a Web3 environment where the centralized powers of Big Tech are no longer relevant, and individuals can set the terms for how their data and content are accessed and managed? Web3 is a “trustless” technology: Smart contracts can be established to execute functions when certain criteria are met, meaning policies can be fully encoded into a given application. Can moderation policies be governed by self-executing script, or must there always be a human element to ensure the needs of users are met?

The event is open in-person to Sciences Po students and external guests and will be live streamed on the McCourt Institute website publicly. 

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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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