The session discussed the misuse of digital tools and social media with the goal of swaying public opinion and skewing elections.
The panelists particularly focused on the recent scandal of Cambridge Analytica in the US presidential elections, and the suspicions of foreign influence in political campaigns around the world.
The high-level dynamic panel was attended by:
Catalina Uribe Burcher – Senior Programme Officer, Political Participation and Representation Programme, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
Rebecca Rumbul – Head of Research, MySociety
Jessica White – Research Analyst, Freedom House
John Wonderlich – Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation