- September 13 & 21: for people in Africa, Asia, MENA, Europe, Oceania
- September 27 & 28: for people in the Americas
90 min session | Times accessible to all time zones | Interpreted to 5 languages | Recording available to all who attend live
All of us face the effects of disinformation in our work. This is false information that is deliberately distributed to mislead, influence public opinion and obscure the truth. Sometimes this is speech that is divisive and abusive; sometimes it’s false narratives designed to manipulate and mislead. All of us are well aware that social media algorithms have intensified the virality of disinformation. And now A.I. is making it easy to create fake content for these campaigns.
This session focuses on how to combat disinformation.
- How to spot disinformation targeting our communities and networks, particularly how to conduct social listening to identify narrative patterns getting a high response
- Examples of effective counter-narrative campaigns developed in real campaigns worldwide
- Examples of organizing quick response networks to combat disinformation
- How to train members to combat disinformation and what has been learned about effective ways to engage online
- How to use social media platforms’ complaint channels; its usefulness and limits
- A template for developing your organization’s Combatting Disinformation Plan
Instructor: Alistair Alexander, SMT Staff Partner
Alistair has worked extensively on projects investigating technology, disinformation and online harms. He led Tactical Tech’s award-winning The Glass Room Project, where he developed the Misinformation Edition. He has led online training programmes on disinformation for civil society actors, and developed a free self-learning course on disinformation for LGBTQI campaigners. Other projects have included: Resonant Signals data sonification workshops with Berlin Libraries, Green4Europe Hackathon for tech sustainability projects in Eastern Europe, supporting climate activists to build their digital resilience, and workshops on technology networks for ecological repair. With SMT Alistair works with groups needing support to combat disinformation.
Session times & language for global access
- September 13 & 21: for people in Africa, Asia, MENA, Europe, Oceania (instruction in English interpreted to French, Arabic) See your timezone here.
- September 27 & 28: for people in the Americas (instruction in English interpreted to Spanish, Portuguese.) See your timezone here
In order to support a movement organization learning space, SMT trainings are for activists, and staff of non-profits – NGOs, unions and electoral campaigns. Trainings are not for consultants or agencies. Consultants & agency staff who register will have their registrations refunded. Alternatively, on demand trainings are available to all on SMT’s course platform.
No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Contact [email protected] to access this training at no cost.
Requested contribution to cover preparation and instruction, language access, and outreach costs:
|Region||Organizational Budget (USD)||Early Bird
(Ends Sept. 1st)
|Outreach Partner Referral (Ends Sept. 1st)||Regular|
& Western Europe
|Global (outside North America & Western Europe)||$2M+||$64||$32||$80|
|If unable to pay, contact [email protected] for free access||Free|