Digital Democracy

Digitalization and the Public Sphere in Brazil

Acting against Fake News in Social Media

Legislative, Judicial and Academic means to combat disinformation

FGV DAPP and German Embassy Brasilia organized the week of webinars “Acting against Fake News in Social Media: Legislative, Judicial and Academic means to combat disinformation”, from September 8th to 10th 2020 to establish the status quo and the challenges as seen from Parliaments (Day 1), Academia (Day 2) and the Courts (Day 3).


TUESDAY (Sept 8th), 10am to 12pm – Fake News and Parliaments: How to regulate free speech on the internet?

Rodrigo Maia, Speaker of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies
– Thomas Bagger – Chief Foreign Policy Acdvisor to the German Federal President
Marco Ruediger – Director FGV DAPP
Tabata Amaral – Brazilian Congresswoman
Moderation: Flávia Lima, Ombudsman – Folha de S.Paulo


WEDNESDAY (Sept 9th), 10am to 12pm – Fake News and the Digital Public Sphere – What is the impact of disinformation on democractic decision making?

Prof. Jeanette Hoffman, WZB Berlin
Prof. Wilson Gomes – UFBA and INCT.DD
Yasodara Córdova – Harvard Kennedy School
Christopher Garman – Director Eurasia Group for the Americas
Moderation: Tjerk Brühwiller, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sao Paulo


THURSDAY (Sept 10th), 2pm to 4pm – Fake News and the Courts – Can the judiciary create a level playing field?

Katarina Barley — Vice-President of the European Parliament
Michael Meyer-Resende — Democracy Reporting International, Executive Director
Pedro Abramovay – Open Society Foundations, Latin America Director
Patricia Campos Mello – Journalist, Folha de S.Paulo
Moderation: Iago Bolivar — Journalist,



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