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Media & experts, reconnecting with their democratic role

Session 15 Amphi 3 July 8, 2022 17:45 - 18:45


Overview

Since the American election of 2020, the world has known the covid crisis and since 24 February 2022, the war in Ukraine: recent news abounds with examples of situations where the media play a decisive role in the construction of the information base shared by citizens, and, consequently, in the construction of the narrative on the basis of which they form their opinion, regardless of their political affiliation. However, traditional media are often overtaken by social networks which often relay unverified information, despite the presence of experts.

The network effects at work in the propagation of information and inherent to the functioning of digital platforms make it very difficult to control the nature of the content in circulation and the power of rumour reaches levels that the traditional media have difficulty in counterbalancing with authenticated information or expert interventions based on scientific advances.

However, it is hard to see how the world could do without social networks, which sometimes play a very useful role. Thus, on the contrary, the Ukrainian resistance is exploiting the fact that internet networks are still active at the beginning of the conflict to organise itself.


Speakers

Leonardo CURZIO
Journalist and scientific researcher
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Grupo Fórmula, CISAN-UNAM
Bio
Laurent GUIMIER
Directeur de l'information
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France Télévisions
Bio
David LASFARGUE
Partner
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Jeantet
Bio
Kjersti Løken STAVRUM
CEO
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Tinius Trust
Bio

Coordinator

Anne PERROT
Member
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Le Cercle des économistes
Biographie

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