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Friday, May 18 • 10:30 - 10:55
Can privacy solve fake news?

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During the 2016 American presidential election, and in particular it’s in aftermath, articles, events, company initiatives and regulatory attempts on “fake news” have become just as prevalent as fake news themselves. While acknowledging the significance of the issue we believe that a more thorough problem definition is necessary in order to find appropriate solutions instead of quick political actions that might lead to more harm than benefit for the information ecosystem. This session will focus on one element of the problem, namely on how false information is spread in a targeted manner on social media platforms when the specific content is sponsored or takes the form of an advertisement. The session will examine if and how technologically feasible and legally enforceable privacy rules around online tracking can contribute to the solution of the problem.

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Fanny Hidvégi

European Policy Manager, Access Now
Fanny (@infofannny) is Access Now’s European Policy Manager based in Brussels. Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on E.U.-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom... Read More →


Guillaume Champeau

Ethics and Legal Officer, Qwant

Jason Kint

CEO, Digital Content Next

Friday May 18, 2018 10:30 - 10:55 EDT
Village Main Stage