ECSM Keynote Speaker and Panel Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECSM 2023.

Disinformation is Everywhere. Why Should we Change our Perspective on this Phenomenon?

Led by: Dr Katarzyna Bąkowicz

Most of us associate disinformation only with media and politics, and we are right – there are numerous examples of fake news and manipulation in these areas. However, we need to broaden our perspective and recognize that disinformation is a more complex phenomenon that can also be found in unexpected places.

In my speech, I will try to start discussing stereotypes and exclusions, and then delve into disinformation in the health sector, media, and politics, as well as its serious consequences in business and prevalence of fake news in science. By highlighting the various contexts in which disinformation can occur, we can start to consider strategies to counteract it. I believe that the solution lies in fostering a responsible communication system that promotes critical thinking, encourages breaking out of filter bubbles, and advocates humility in the face of ignorance.