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Mitigating Misinformation


With extremist and populist movements spreading falsehoods on digital platforms, governments around the world are increasingly concerned how misinformation is affecting social cohesion and democratic processes.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) has analyzed misinformation campaigns targeting the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections, as well as other elections in Europe in 2017 and 2018. The organization used its findings to establish how state actors, transnational non-state actors, and domestic extremist and populist actors have used these campaigns to sow division and influence votes.

Join us to hear about the ISD's work on this issue, as well as the role major tech platforms play in the situation, and potential policy remedies to mitigate misinformation's impact on democracy.


  • Sasha Havlicek, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
  • Adam Fisher, Director General of the Intelligence Assessment Branch, Canadian Security Intelligence Service


  • Neil Bouwer, Vice-President, Innovation and Policy Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service
  • Ed Greenspon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Policy Forum


  • T. Owen Ripley, Director General, Broadcasting, Copyright and Creative Marketplace Branch, Department of Canadian Heritage

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