Business programme

Fake News in the Era of Globalization

16 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

The problem of fakes is particularly pronounced in times of troubles, such as those under COVID-19 and a tense geopolitical situation – people make rash decisions based on unreliable information, and the consequences can be serious and even fatal. Society was unprepared for the resulting flood of fakes and unable to critically evaluate misinformation on such a grand scale, the direct result of a polluted information environment. The digital literacy of all must be improved, from that of schoolchildren to senior citizens, if we are to create a safe digital environment. This includes connecting the industry to self-regulation, as in the Memorandum on Countering Misleading Information. Who creates and disseminates fakes? How do they influence government policy? How can fakes lead to deaths? And what do the statistics on fakes look like in the special operation in Ukraine?

Petr Lidov-Petrovskiy, Director of Communications, Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency

Maria Zakharova, Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Vovan and Lexus, Prankers
Peter Lаvelle, Anchor, RT TV Channel
Kristina Potupchik, President, Open New Democracy Fund (FUND)
Vladimir Tabak, General Director, Dialogue ANO; General Director, Dialogue Regions ANO
Aleksandr Khinshtein, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications

Front row participants
Сергей Bochkarev, Head of the Main Civil Judicial Department, General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Максим Iksanov, General Director, News Media
Alexander Malkevich, First Deputy Chairman, Commission for the Development of the Information Society, Mass Media and Mass Communications, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation; General Director, Saint Petersburg TV Channel
Anton Nazarov, Advisor to the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Daria Penchilova, Digital Development Director, Russian News Agency TASS
Konstantin Prydybailo, Special Correspondent, RT TV Channel
Mikhail Shakhnazarov, Journalist, Publicist