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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.

Event details of Is there a misinformation crisis?
Date 5 June 2018
Time 15:00 -16:30

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 Professor 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. 


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


  • Natali Helberger


IViR - Institute for Information Law: REC A, IVIR DC  
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam


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