Feminist Tech Deep-dive on Misinformation/Disinformation

A 3-day deep-dive, conducted virtually, a hope-driven call to action, which invites the participants not only to understand and critique, but occupy and expand digital spaces for democratic engagement.

When?

  • 1, 2, and 3 February 2022
    6.30 AM – 10 AM Eastern Time

Where?

  • Online. The registration form can be found here.

Participants will be given feminist frameworks and tools with which to critically examine their own advocacy strategies and the rights-based claims, in relation to online space and digital rights, and encourage participants to see how disinformation and misinformation are used to structurally silence certain groups of people. The deep-dive will deepen participants’ understanding of the concepts of disinformation and misinformation, and the actors involved, and interrogate gaps in common human rights interventions which aim to respond to disinformation and misinformation.

The 3-day deep-dive is hosted by Our Voices Our Future consortium, a global South-feminist led consortium dedicated to amplifying the voices of structurally silenced women in all domains of civic space, including online space. It is presented by Dr Nishant Shah, and is co-created and conducted by CREA, supported by the Association for Progressive Communications. CREA is a global feminist human rights organization led by feminists in the global South; CREA works to build feminist leadership, expand sexual and reproductive freedoms, and advance human rights of all people. The Association for Progressive Communications’ focus is to create a just and sustainable world by harnessing the collective power of activists, organisations, excluded groups, communities and social movements, to challenge existing power structures and ensure that the internet is developed and governed as a global public good.

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