Global Government Leaders Added to IEEE CS' 2023 Tech Forum on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms
Taking Place 2-3 October in Washington, D.C., the Forum Will Tackle Challenges around Hate Speech; Extremism and Exploitation; and Misinformation and Disinformation
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) announced the addition of key global government leaders to its slate of speakers for its 2023 Tech Forum on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms. The 2023 Tech Forum, taking place 2-3 October in Washington, D.C., will bring together global technology leaders, government officials, policy makers, researchers, and computer science professionals to tackle the challenges around Hate Speech; Extremism and Exploitation; and Misinformation and Disinformation.
Added to this year's lineup of prominent speakers are the following government officials and government advisors:
From a monetary perspective, the cost of misinformation and fake news alone amounts to $78 billion globally, making this issue among the world's top global risks.1 In fact, in its Chief Risk Officers Outlook report, the World Economic Forum ranked misinformation and disinformation as a top 10 external risk, highly likely to have a severe impact on organizations by the end of 2023.2 The Tech Forum on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms will tackle these and related industry issues that impact digital media.
"The harm inflicted through hate speech, extremism, misinformation and disinformation on digital platforms is staggering," said Dr. Andre Oboler, CEO, Online Hate Prevention Institute, Australia, and 2023 Tech Forum Co-Chair. "Consider the emotional, mental, or physical toll that these harmful expressions can inflict on us individually, and as a society. Collectively solving these issues requires work from government, industry and technologists, and convening these stakeholders to rally around solutions is critical to the future of our society."
To access the full program and information on all speakers for the 2023 Tech Forum on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms, visit https://tech-forum.computer.org/societal-harms-2023/.
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