Preparing for 2020: Disinformation Emergency Training. Presented by First D...

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Temple University

Student Center, The Underground

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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The tactics of deliberate media manipulation are increasingly used to spread division and hate online and are a clear and present threat to marginalized communities as we head towards 2020 with the census and the election.

Participate in a state-of-the-art "disinformation emergency" training presented by First Draft designed to help your organization mitigate this threat. This immersive and experiential event will help participants build core competencies in identifying misinformation online. The event will also assist organizations in developing protocols for responding to information emergencies by building institutional capacity and connecting them to a network of reliable news media as well as tools and resources for navigating the complexities of information disorder online.

First Draft is an internationally renowned nonprofit that exists to provide support and training to those on the frontlines, working to address the challenges relating to truth and trust in the digital age. We conduct groundbreaking research and innovative fieldwork worldwide including our pioneering network CrossCheck which has been deployed to support democracy in elections in multiple countries worldwide.


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9.30 - 10.00: Registration and Coffee

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome remarks and introductions

10.15 - 10.45: Census 101

10.45 - 11.15: Known tactics and techniques for manipulating public opinion in 2020 and beyond: Closed groups and messaging apps, data voids and keyword signalling.

11.15-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-1.00: Information Crisis Simulation: An immersive and experiential training that places participants at the center of a fast moving, simulated breaking news story and requires them to research, verify and make reporting and communication decisions in real time. Lasting roughly 60 minutes, the simulation explores the challenges of visual verification, identifying manipulation and networked coordination.

1.00-1:45: Lunch

1:45-2:30: Sharing experiences, initiatives and concerns for 2020

2.30 - 3.15: Masterclass 1: Effective techniques for verifying content on the social web

3.15 - 3.30: Coffee

3:30 - 4.15: Masterclass 2: Effective techniques for counteracting misinformation and defending your organization

4.15 - 5:00: Concrete next steps for your organization

5.00 - 6.00 : Wine reception

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Temple University

Student Center, The Underground

1755 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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