E-threats for the elections in 2019

April 26, 2019 | Updates
On April 25, 2019, the conference "E-threats for the elections in 2019" was held at the Collegium Civitas, organized by the Institute of Information Analysis of Collegium Civitas and the Center for Terrorism Studies of Collegium Civitas in cooperation with the InEuropa Institute and #ABTShield.

Introductory lectures at the conference were conducted by experts implementing activities in the field of counteracting and research on disinformation in various areas. Among them were Michał Boni (Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE)), Martyna Bildziukiewicz (EEAS East StratCom Task Force), Dr. Krzysztof Liedel (Head of the Institute of Information Analysis, Collegium Civitas).

Representatives of academic institutions, the media and the private sector took part in panelling activities (Wojciech Przybylski, Visegrad Insight/ Res Publica, Sławomir Kosieliński, mikroMakro Institute, Anna Mierzyńska, social media analyst, Dobromir Ciaś, ABTShield, Dr Bolesław Piasecki, Academy of War Art, ed. Edwin Bendyk, weekly “Polityka”, edited by Łukasz Lipiński, weekly “Polityka” / InEuropa, ed. Kama Biedrzycka, Superstacja, ed. Grzegorz Rzeczkowski, weekly “Polityka”, edited by Piotr Witwicki, Polsat News, ed. Tomasz Walczak, “Super Express” newspaper).

During the conference, issues related to threats in the information space, including cyberspace, and activities that may be taken by countries, media institutions, civil society institutions and individual citizens to limit the impact of information threats on the political, social and economic reality of countries.

Panel discussions addressed issues such as educational, technological and organizational solutions in the fight against disinformation. Based on the experience after the elections in the US and the referendum on Brexit, the consequences of the emergence of such threats during the upcoming European elections were discussed. The topic of information fight was also touched as a tool of global policy of states and entities that effectively use such methods.

In the discussion of journalists about critical thinking, sources, their verification and responsible information in the era of information threats, media representatives discussed.