Global Infodemic: Transatlantic Communities and Disinformation

In this AGI webinar, Tobias Hopp and Matthias C. Kettemann discuss the current disinformation environment, how it is disseminated, and the limits and possibilities for legal mitigation of the spread of counter media.

Disinformation campaigns are nothing new; foreign and domestic actors have used such campaigns to influence voter behavior and recruit followers to political extremes. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar tactics were used to push false information about the virus, its origins, and national and international health policies. Since its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has also waged a disinformation war at home and abroad. This AGI webinar will examine various threats that disinformation poses to the United States and Germany. What limits the government’s regulation of information? What tools are available in our liberal democratic societies to counteract the spread of disinformation?

Tobias Hopp, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Matthias C. Kettemann, Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law and Head of the Department for Theory and Future of Law, University of Innsbruck

Elizabeth Hotary, Program Officer, Foreign & Security Policy and Society, Culture & Politics

This event is part of the AGI project “The Importance of the Transatlantic Partnership in Times of Global Crises” and is generously funded by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

June 29, 2022

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership