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Center for International and Comparative Law and SLU Law Journal Symposium on Misinformation/Disinformation & the Law

Friday, 12 February, 2021

4.2 MO CLE credits offered

Symposium on Misinformation/Disinformation and the Law. Friday, February 12, 2021. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The avenues for misinformation (the dissemination of inaccurate content, irrespective of intent) and disinformation (the deliberate spread of inaccurate information with the purpose of misleading others) have increased dramatically in recent years, in both the online and offline environments. This symposium seeks to map out the heterogeneity of misinformation and disinformation, and in particular its salience in the legal and regulatory space, as well as possible solutions to ongoing manifestations of mis/disinformation. 


Please join the SLU Center for International & Comparative Law and the SLU Law Journal Symposium on Misinformation/Disinformation & the Law at 9 a.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Zoom information and viewing information to follow. 

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Schedule:
Note: Times listed in U.S. Central time

9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome and introductions
Dean William P. Johnson

9:15-10:15 a.m.: Mis/Disinformation Across the World: A Comparative Overview of Mis/Disinformation in Singapore, Italy, and in Islamic Law Jurisdictions
Moderator: Prof. Monica Eppinger

Ang Peng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Maria Luce Mariniello, Agcom, Italy
Mahsa Alimardani and Mona Elswah, Oxford Internet Institute, U.K.

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Regulating Mis/Disinformation: On-the-ground Approaches to Counter Mis/Disinformation
Moderator: Prof. Molly Walker Wilson

Joan Donovan, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Lisa Kaplan, Alethea Group 
John Cook, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

12:15-12:45 p.m.: A conversation with Meredith Berger, Senior Manager, Microsoft, Defending Democracy Program

1-2 p.m.: The Next Frontiers in the Regulation of Mis/Disinformation: Online Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, and Financial Markets
Moderator: Prof. Carol Needham

Thomas Kadri, University of Georgia School of Law
Sara Gerke, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
Shimon Kogan, MIT Sloan School of Management and IDC Herzliya

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Keynote:

Meredith Berger, Senior Manager, Microsoft, Defending Democracy Program

Speakers:

Luce Mariniello, Lawyer, Agcom

Ang Peng Hwa, Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mona Elswah, Ph.D. Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute

Mahsa Alimardani, Ph.D. Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute

Shimon Kogan, Visiting Finance Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

John Cook, Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

Lisa Kaplan, Founder, Alethea Group

Thomas Kadri, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia School of Law

Sara Gerke, Research Fellow, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

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