The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 24 March 2022, 14:00-15:30 CET


The session will present experiences that challenge disinformation by producing initiatives that help create resilience among citizens and empower the various actors impacted.

Disinformation on social media is one of the most important sources of disruption of the political discourse. It has been proven to affect elections results, trigger ethnic violence and discriminatory behaviour. This Infopoint Conference showcases two CSOs initiatives which tackle disinformation on social media. One is a succesful EU funded project - Exposing bot disinformation in Brazil. The second is a toolkit for monitoring disinformation and hate speech around elections, developped by Democracy Reporting International, with initial EU funding. The aim of the Conference is to provide good examples and lessons learned to EU staff interested in digitalisation, human rights and democracy. Secondly, the Conference will raise awareness and knowledge among EU colleagues on these topics.


  • Stefan Agne, Head of Cooperation - EU Delegation to Brazil
  • Fabro Steibel, Executive Director of The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio
  • Lena-Maria Böswald, Digital Democracy Programme Officer, Democracy Reporting International
  • Maria Luiza Mondelli, Data Scientist, The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio
  • Laura Bretea, Policy Officer, Democratic Governance, International Partnerships, European Commission


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