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Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation with Artificial Intelligence


Every minute, there are at least 98,000 tweets posted, 60 million emails sent, 600 YouTube videos uploaded; 270, 000 texts sent every second and 23 billion texts sent per day. Online sources allow many people and organizations to find and share information. Yet, how do we decipher if the information is accurate, misleading or biased? Only 21% of Canadians verify the accuracy of the information they find online.

This event will further probe the concepts of misinformation and disinformation and show how artificial intelligence, machine learning and other digital technologies can be used for good, to tackle and prevent misinformation and disinformation. Experts across the public service, private sector and academia will share their stories and best practices.

Participants will learn about the challenges and risks they face when consuming information, and how to use artificial intelligence and other digital tools to distill reliable data and evidence that impact decision-making. This aligns with the Government of Canada's efforts to support a healthy digital information society that includes building citizen resilience against misinformation and disinformation.


Information and program

Master of Ceremonies

Erica Vezeau, Director General, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service


  • Amy Bruckman, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Author of Can you Believe in Wikipedia?
  • Brian Murphy, Vice President of Strategic Operations, Logically

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