Democracy and Disinformation

Wed Apr 24 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

SAP Labs | San Francisco

Association of American European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (AAECCBA)
Publisher/HostAssociation of American European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (AAECCBA)
Democracy and Disinformation
How can Information Systems and the Media Landscape work for Business, Consumers and Democracy?
About this Event
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The American-European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations invites you to a timely discussion about Democracy and Disinformation.

Reliable information is vital for a prosperous economy and democracy. Business leaders, public officials and voters all require reliable information on which to base their decisions. Venerated news organizations and trusted local outlets have lost subscribers and viewers to a panoply of platforms and influencers peddling misinformation, disinformation, fringe ideology, and conspiracy.

Artificial Intelligence-driven tools such as generative AI promise powerful new efficiency gains but also pose new threats when in the hands of bad actors.

Influence is Profitable

Our every movement online is being commodified. The lines between fact and fiction are blurring and, in many cases, being intentionally blurred for profit. Marketeers harvest likes and dislikes to target us with tailored messaging. On the growing stage of online influencers, ambitious individuals increase their following through extreme, unfounded positions while others aim to misinform and manipulate for nefarious purposes.

But what about the Foundations for Prosperity?

History reveals that societies thrive in periods of peace, and peace tends to persist between democracies engaged in commercial and cultural exchange. Vibrant economies rely on the rule of law, the free flow of ideas, and broad-based access to essential public services.

What are the solutions – and business models – for lifting trustworthy information above the mire of disinformation?

Speakers to be announced soon.

Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

SAP Labs, 135 Townsend Street, San Francisco, United States


USD 15.00 to USD 45.00

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