James Elles (MEP and EIF Co-Founder) hosted the 29 May EIF dinner event on the evolution of social networks.
Hate speech and fake news are the most visible elements of the online information disorder. Misleading stories have always existed and have impacted public opinion, generated emotional reactions and played a role in shaping the public sphere, as have incitement to violence or hatred. However, there is growing awareness that the unprecedented reach of digital platforms has amplified their detrimental effect.
Following an EIF Dinner Debate on ‘US Presidential Elections 2012 - Lessons for Online Campaigning’ on 19 February, this Breakfast Debate will offer an opportunity for MEPs and guests to take a closer look at what the European Parliament is capable of in terms of communication, connecting with citizens and preparing for the next European elections.