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The Suspicious Society #1

Infocalypse: Digital threats to democracy

PROGRAMME EDITOR
PROGRAMME EDITOR
IN COOPERATION WITH
Radboud University
Fake news, deepfakes and cheapfakes. It seems as if an infocalypse is getting closer and closer: a society in which disinformation and misinformation flourish. As a citizen, how do you know who and what to trust? And how to regulate a digital world where tech companies determine the playing field?

The possibility to freely share information and opinions sounds attractive. But it also puts pressure on democratic freedoms. Tonight we talk with a.o. Nina Schick about the consequences of digital innovation for our democratic rights.

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Speakers

Nina SchickAuthor of the book “Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know”

Nina Schick in WIRED:

What I argue is that now because the information ecosystem has changed so quickly, we are facing an unprecedented crisis of information.