Join the American Council on Germany and the German Consulate General New York for the second installment of the series on “Dealing with Disinformation.” German diplomat and former journalist Ralf Beste and Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the United Nations, will discuss the impact of disinformation on international relations during a webinar on Thursday, October 12, at 11:00 am ET (17:00 CET).
Disinformation is a cause for tremendous concern to countries around the world – including democracies. Information manipulation has become more common – and far more sophisticated – in recent years. There are domestic and foreign actors who engage in disinformation campaigns to disrupt democratic processes or otherwise make money by intentionally spreading false or misleading information. How resilient are nation-states and the international order? What can be done to address disinformation at the national and multilateral levels?