Session 3

Initial headline*

Human rights online: new challenges

Case study: Tackling ‘fake news’: human rights implications and the role of media literacy

Proposed title

Fake news in a post-truth era: The age of misinformation and the role of media literacy

Final title

[DL: 15 April]


Who is responsible of fake news? The creators, platforms who host it or the users that spread it like wildfire which create a vicious circle of more fake news? How do fake news contribute to online echo chambers? In this session we will try to identify a multistakeholder approach to tackle the increasing flood of fake and misinformed news.

Key words

Fake news, misinformation, online media, media literacy, intermediary liability, echo chambers, social media, digital literacy, multistakeholder analysis

Session description

[DL: 15 April]

Session format

[DL: 15 April]

Main roles

Key participants/Resource persons (if applicable):


Online moderator:


[DL: 30 April]

Session messages

[To be added at the end of the session.] 


1. APC’s Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability

2. Brief summary of Internet intermediary liability, by Stanford Law School

3. Social Media and Fake News in the US 2016 Election, Stanford University Research | Summary of the study

4. The Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News

5. Google CEO on fake news and its distribution

6. Research on identifying and veryfing news through social media

Relevant proposals

18, 19, (20), (26), 27, (29), 30, 33, (35), (41), 44, 45, (47), 48, (51), 58, (63) – See full list of proposals

Organising team

  • Valentina Pavel, Association for Technology and Internet, Romania (focal point)
  • Valentina Pellizzer, One World Platform, Bosnia and Herzegovina (focal point)
  • Irena Bojadzievska, Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Narine Khachatryan, Safer Internet Armenia
  • Fotjon Kosta, Ministry of Energy and Industry, Albania
  • Eduard Levanyan, Media Education Center / Safer Internet Armenia
  • Nouneh Sarkissian, Media Initiatives Center, Armenia
  • Oliana Sula, University ‘Aleksandër Moisiu’, Albania
  • Ana Velkovska, American Bar Association, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Contact points from SEEDIG’s executive committee: Lianna Galstyan, Sorina Teleanu


*The session is currently under development. All relevant details will be added once they are agreed upon by the organising team, but not later than the indicated deadlines.


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