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Thursday, August 31 • 10:40 - 11:20
International keynote: Disinformation & the Mob, Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO

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Disinformation & the Mob

A look at how a state-controlled social media propaganda machine incites hate and erodes trust in media and other institutions in the Philippines. A combination of bots, fake accounts, and fake news are weakening democracy and plunging the country into a spiral of silence.

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Maria Ressa

CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
The CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com, Maria is one of the founders of one of the most influential and innovative news organizations in the Philippines.Maria has been a journalist in Asia for more than 30 years. She was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila then Jakarta, and becam... Read More →

Thursday August 31, 2017 10:40 - 11:20
Eternity Playhouse, Sydney 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010