Conference Digital Discourses: Hoaxes and Extremism in the Internet

Digital Discourses © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

25.10.2019 | 1 PM

GoetheHaus

Pusat Kebudayaan Jerman Jakarta
Jl. Sam Ratulangi 9-15
10350 Jakarta

Experts from Germany, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar discuss the complicated relationship between freedom and restriction in the internet.

Conference Livestream Fake news, black campaigns, online radicalization, hate speech, content filters: nearly every society in the world has experienced the negative side effects of our hyper-connected, digital communication systems.
 
But do far-right groups in Europe use tactics similar to those of Islamist groups in Southeast Asia to lure followers? Do Singaporeans react to fake news the same way as do Indonesians? Which governments have found ways to minimize online threats while at the same safeguarding citizens’ rights? What is the thin line between pushing back hoaxes and pushing back freedom?
 
In our first edition of the conference series Digital Discourses, experts from Germany, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar discuss the complicated relationship between freedom and restriction in the internet.

Nasir Abas (Indonesia):
Social Media as Recruitment Channel for Terror Networks
 
Patrick Stegemann (Germany):
The Mechanisms of Alt-Right Digital Propaganda in Germany
 
Saijai Liangpunsakul (Myanmar):
Is Facebook Responsible for Mass Killings in Myanmar? – The Role of Platforms
 
Panel discussion:
Tactics to Counter Online Extremism
 
Donny B.U. (Indonesia)
Idea of a Multi-stakeholder Approach to Govern Online Freedom of Expression
 

Kirsten Han (Singapore)
Singapore, “Fake News”, and a Shrinking Space for Civil Society
 
Markus Reuter (Germany):
Why the Struggle Against Hate Speech and Fake News is a Threat to Civil Liberties
 
Panel discussion:
Is Content Restriction the “New Normal”?
Further information

Digital discourses

The age of digital transformation breaks apart what we have taken for granted, shifts the balance of power, and brings with it new social, ethical and political questions. The conference series Digital Discourses—initiated by Goethe-Institut Indonesien, the Center for Digital Society (CfDS) and ICT Watch—explores the effects of the transformation on society, politics, the economy and the environment.

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