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Safeguarding the democratic process in the Year of Elections

24 Sep 2024
Global Cyber Summit
Global Cyber Summit

Information ops are not new, but social media has been a boon to those who want to influence at scale. In a world where 'fake news' is, to paraphrase Samuel Johnson, the refuge of scoundrels, how easy is it to discern what is real and what is not, what is intended to influence rather than inform? '

  • The impact of social media on democratic discourse.
  • Technology and the democratic process.
  • Countering the malign influence of disinformation.
Chairperson
Pete Cooper, Deputy Director - Cyber Defence UK Cabinet Office
Speakers
James Tucker, Founder and Director - Monarch
Dr Jill Kastner, Research Fellow - King's College London
Justin Hempson-Jones, Managing Director - Social Machines