Amsterdam School of Communication Research / ASCoR

RPA Personalised Communication Symposium

Is there a misinformation crisis?

05June2018 15:00 - 16:30


ASCoR and IViR – Research Priority Area Personalised Communication of the University of Amsterdam


  • Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (University of Oxford), member of the High level expert group on Fake News and online disinformation)
  • Prof. Tarlach McGonagle (IViR)
  • Amelie Heldt (HBI)


  • Prof. Natali Helberger

The public and academic debate over the scope and consequences of the Misinformation crisis is raging. The term Fake News is widely critiqued and a new vocabulary to describe, analyse, and address the challenges of the new information environment is being developed. The EU High Level Group finished its recommendations and the European Commission is now launching a series of measures to deal with this phenomenon.

In this event, we first have Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Oxford University) and Member of the High Level Group report on the work, conclusion, and current follow up of the HLG. He will offer a lecture on this topic.

His presentation is followed by a short response and intervention by Amelie Heldt (Hans Bredow Institute) from the perspective of current German interventions and laws.

Next, Professor Tarlach McGonagle (University of Amsterdam) will offer his vision on the topic from a Fundamental Rights perspective. The interventions are followed by Q&A and debate, moderated by Professor Natali Helberger.

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Location: IViR - Institute for Information Law: REC A

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building A

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 5340

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