3º Workshop

Innovation and research in the fight against disinformation at the local level

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Summary:

The increase of fake news and disinformation spread in the new digital communication ecosystem directly affects both audiences and the reputation of organizations. Currently, disinformation is a business both for agencies that are dedicated to offering disinformation services, as well as for organizations that are dedicated to certifying content through fact-checking and researchers who study disinformation and its possible solutions.

It is a reality that false news is more striking than true news, which causes an appeal in the public that moves them to share it through their social networks. The power of fakenews to deceive and misinform is evident and, as a result, misinformation has become a global phenomenon, hence the existence of numerous studies and research that analyze its impact at the international and national level, but only in the local scope.

We have gone from the so-called «infodemic» (an overabundance of information that is not always credible and reliable) to the so-called «infonormality»: a new stage that redefines the way we approach information, but also the way in which it circulates misinformation and in which the promoters of hoaxes can readapt any information to different local contexts.

Derived from this, the virality and impact of disinformation entails new risks for the reputation of organizations and, mainly, for public administrations, followed by companies and political parties, with a large part of hoaxes focused on their spokespersons and representatives and whose universe and scope is being limitless.

This workshop will address issues related to the role played by the media and social networks in the propagation of national and international hoaxes and false news and its impact at the local level, as well as those generated in this last scenario, within the which includes the media and communication offices of regional and local governments.

Topics:

  • Disinformation at the regional and local level
  • Innovation in fact-checking at the regional and local level
  • Research in fact-checking at the regional and local level
  • The role of cabinets and the media at the regional and local level
  • Crisis of media intermediation and reconfiguration of public space
  • Digital Disinformation: Trolls, Bots and Deep Fakes
  • Educommunication and misinformation

Academic general coordinator:

  • Julia Fontenla-Pedreira, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Technical Coordinator and Organizing Committee:

  • Julia Fontenla-Pedreira, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Talía Rodríguez-Martelo, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Iván Puentes-Rivera, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Isaac Maroto-González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Scientific Comittee:

  • José Rúas-Araújo, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Julia Fontenla-Pedreira, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Talía Rodríguez-Martelo, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Iván Puentes-Rivera, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Isaac Maroto-González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Alba Silva-Rodríguez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Concha Pérez-Curiel, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
  • Francisco Javier Paniagua-Riojano, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
  • Ana Belén Fernández-Souto, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Juan Manuel Corbacho-Valencia, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Chairs to coordinate the sessions at ICOMTA’23:

  • Julia Fontenla-Pedreira, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Talía Rodríguez-Martelo, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Iván Puentes-Rivera, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)
  • Isaac Maroto-González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)