Increasing Societal Resilience to Disinformation
November 8 – 29, 2022
The DEFUSE program creates public-private engagement as a structured dialogue in order to inform policy creation at various levels of government and in academia. The DEFUSE Roundtables branch into DisInfoTech Working Committees focused on the development of policy proposals with clear curriculum input and research guidance.
Choose how you want to get involved and have a meaningful impact on the fight against disinformation.
Society at Large
Increasing Societal Resilience from Within – Arming the Populace
Everyone is welcome to attend this session as we discuss how to Recognize and Reject disinformation. We will develop action plans for a social media campaign and other solutions aimed at educating the general public.
Discuss Disinformation vs Misinformation and their indicators.
How can we teach society to recognize and reject disinformation.
Suggest ideas for social media campaigns and other means to increase societal resilience.
How would society be different if we could eliminate disinformation?
Academia and Educators
November 22 2022, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Increasing Societal Resilience Through Education
Members of student bodies, university and college faculty across Canada are welcome to attend this session where we discuss disinformation spread on campus and impacts
specific to the academia.
How does disinformation impact research?
How does disinformation spread in an academic environment?
How can disinformation be addressed through curriculum change?
How can higher education influence students to Recognize and Reject disinformation?
How can higher education influence staff and faculty to Recognize, Reject and DEFUSE disinformation?
Government and Policy Influencers
November 29 2022, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Increasing Societal Resilience Through Policy and Government Action
Representatives from all levels of government including influencers and stakeholders are invited to join us as we discuss appropriate and meaningful action and response to state-sponsored disinformation campaigns.
Who bears responsibility/accountability for battling disinformation?
How do you DEFUSE weaponized disinformation?
What would make a ‘verified’ ‘or qualified’ disinformation expert?
What would be included in an ‘anti-disinfo-tech’ manual?
What are best practices relative to disinformation countermeasures?
According to research conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for Canada’s Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Fallen for Fake News
Say Facebook is Source of Disinformation
Believe it negatively Impacts Politics
Believe the U.S. is Most Responsible
You are the headline speakers at these events! We will guide the conversation, share our experience and research, facilitate the organization of the outputs but the main contribution will come from you.
Christopher Maternowski, PhD
NATO Association of Canada
Claudiu Popa, CISSP, CIPP, CRISC
CEO Information Corporation
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Trusted Resources for Fighting Disinformation
The NATO-funded, KnowledgeFlow-led “DEFUSE” project will tap the research published in a recent Canadian study on “Modern Disinformation Technology Tools, Trends, and Tactics” written by Christopher Maternowski, PhD. and Claudiu Popa, CISSP, CIPP, CRISC in March of 2022 as commissioned by the Defence and Research and Development Canada (DRDC) on behalf of The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC).
Disinformation in the News
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