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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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María Ressa

Rappler
A journalist for more than 30 years, I built on the discipline of traditional journalism and embraced what technology offers: social media, crowdsourcing and big data.  Author of "FROM BIN LADEN TO FACEBOOK: 10 Days of Abduction, 10 Years of Terrorism" and "Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness... Read More →


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