Telička will host informal breakfast discussion on Fake News

Fake News as a potential disruptor of democratic processes in Europe?  Vice-President of the European Parliament has decided to find answers not only this question during an informal breakfast discussion he will host in cooperation with the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA in Brussels.

Fake News. The term, which nobody knew a few years ago. Now it receives a lot of media attention and in 2017 it became the ‘word of the year’. Fake News are potential disruptors of democratic processes. That is why politicians, experts and the general public have to deal with them. Fake News also play their part in pre-election campaigns. The dissemination of online disinformation is posing an increasing threat to the effective functioning of democratic process. 

Nowadays, we are probably at the beginning of this phenomenon, when Fake News consist of articles, written texts and manipulated direct speech. However, audiovisual images can be falsified in a similar way. We can manipulate movements in face,sound and human voice. But people tend to trust these records. It is therefore possible, that in the future we will face far greater threats than we are facing nowadays. 

For these reasons, Pavel Telička decided, together with the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA, to host an informal breakfast discussion on Fake News. It will take place on June 19 at 8:15 in European Parliament. The policy perspective of Fake News will be introduced by Professor Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of  ENISA, and Paolo Cesarini, DG Connect of the European Commission. Veronika Víchová, representative of the European Values think tank, and Katarina Kertysova, representative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, will represent the academic perspective. Google senior analyst Christian Wagner will represent industry perspective. 

If you are interested in participating, please register here. The event is planned for up to 30-40 participants, including Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and industry representatives.

There will be photography and/or filming at this event and your image may be captured by the co-organizers and used for promotional purposes on their websites and/or social media channels. By registering for the event you are giving us permission to use your image in this way. 



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