Podcast: Oxford Sparks How is misinformation about the war in Ukraine spreading?
20 April 2022
Disinformation is a global problem, and it prevents other problems from being solved. We need to think big and look ahead to the world we want in 2050. But the platforms have only offered patches. Politicians haven’t acted — they often take advantage of the situation.
We are calling for an International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE) — strong, independent, and credible. It would do what the IPCC did to make the environmental crisis a global issue, providing recommendations, based on evidence, for transparent standards for achieving a healthy global information environment. With diverse expert voices and international thought leaders, this panel will explore the importance and practicalities of creating an IPIE and building that future.
Phil Howard moderated this panel at SXSW 2022, he was joined by Tawakkol Karman and Gina Neff.
Tawakkol Karman is a human rights activist, journalist and politician. Known as the “mother of the revolution,” “the iron woman,” and “the lady of the Arab Spring,” Karman played a key role in the 2011 pro-democracy youth uprising in Yemen. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Ellen John Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, in recognition of her leadership in non-violent struggle and her advocacy against authoritarianism, corruption, and oppression.
Gina Neff is Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Technology & Society at the University of Oxford.
Thank you to the SXSW Content Capture team for providing this audio recording
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