Online event in English
Time: 17:00 EEST
Registration to join meeting in Zoom is here
The streaming of the event will be done on the Facebook pages of UkraineWorld and Internews Ukraine
Full text of the report is here
Conspiratorial propaganda is increasingly used by mainstream political actors to undermine democratic values and institutions. Conspiracy theories about the philanthropist George Soros flourish across the world, as do fake stories about secret medical experiments run by "deep state" Western powers.
The Kremlin and its proxies in Ukraine use such conspiratorial disinformation to argue that the West is no better than Russia, and that Ukraine should abandon democratic reforms.
A joint research project by Arena, Cardiff University, Internews Ukraine, Public Interest Journalism Lab and the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research has explored audience vulnerability and resistance to conspiratorial narratives, through a combination of media monitoring, polling and focus groups. We found that conspiratorial disinformation resonates with many people's deep-seated perceptions: a zero-sum vision of the world and a lack of agency. Challenging conspiratorial propaganda will mean engaging with these underlying issues.
Join us for a presentation of the report's key findings and a discussion of what we can do to strengthen audience resistance to conspiratorial propaganda.
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