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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, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →


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