DECONSTRUCTING THE ISRAEL-HAMAS DISINFORMATION WAR - The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative and Digital Forensic Research Lab invite you to join us for a public event on “Deconstructing the Israel-Hamas Disinformation War” on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 12:30 – 2:30 PM ET.
The October 7 Hamas terror attack and subsequent Israeli invasion of Gaza have been accompanied by a globe-spanning information conflict. Please join us for two panel discussions on how disinformation, digital war propaganda, and social media platform policies have collided to help shape public perception of the crisis.
The first panel discussion “Trust and Safety in Times of Violence” will dive into how during the first stages of the Israel-Hamas war, social media platforms have navigated urgent and often competing policy demands. These include ensuring the safety of users in conflict areas, abiding by applicable national and international laws, reducing the spread of false or misleading content, and protecting global freedom of expression. How should tech company policymakers approach this complex challenge? And what should they consider in the weeks and months ahead?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 11/16/23