Seminar on fighting disinformation by democratic means

On March 28, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office, in collaboration with the U.S Embassy in Stockholm, organized a day seminar on ‘Resistance and Resilience: Fighting Disinformation by Democratic Means.’ The seminar brought together journalists, academic experts, civil society and representatives of government and organizations to discuss the challenge presented by disinformation and different ways to improve resilience ahead of a string of elections in Europe during 2019.

Opening remarks were given by Ms. Anna Wieslander, Director for Northern Europa at the Atlantic Council, and Ambassador Clifford Bond, ChargĂ© d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. Together with two experts from the Atlantic Council DFRLab, Ben Nimmo, Information Defense Fellow, and Lukas Andriukaitis, Digital Forensic Research Associate for Baltics & Eurasia, participants at the conference got to take part of a lecture and a workshop, where they got the opportunity to learn about the skills and methods the DFRLab uses to track disinformation campaigns.