Is democracy being undermined by digital disinformation? Are elections free and fair?
Sussex experts and special guests will discuss the latest research on how to regulate the trolls and bot accounts that amplify fake news across the internet. Who is responsible and who can be held to account? Are the same politicians and social media giants both the cause of the problem and the source of the proclaimed solution? We will look at the social scientific research that can help us safeguard democracy and free expression, including citizens’ right to be informed.