Apr 13 2021
Past event

Digital Democracy Dialogues 3D – Disinformation, digital technology and elections

In 2021 the Universal Rights Group (URG), supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will launch a new regular space for dialogue and coordination between States, technology companies and civil society: the ‘Digital Democracy Dialogues’ (3D). These will aim to address some of the most pressing global issues at the intersection of human rights, democracy and digital technology.

This first 3D roundtable, co-organised with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), the Carter Center, and the Institute for Democracy and Election Assistance (IDEA) and held online (out of New York) and under the Chatham House rule, will focus on the impact of misinformation on democracy, elections and civil and political rights. Following presentations by expert speakers, the floor will be opened for discussion and input from all participants, which will include representatives from UN member States, private companies and civil society.


9:30 Welcome by moderator Ms. Danica Damplo, Policy Analyst and head of Universal Rights Group New York Office

9:32 Introductory remarks by Ms. Alexandra Reeve Givens, President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

9:40 Remarks by Ms. Camille Francois, Chief Innovation Officer, Graphika

9:48 Remarks by Mr. Matt Masterson, Policy Fellow, Stanford Internet Observatory, and former Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at the United States Department of Homeland Security

9:56 Remarks by Ms. Mette V Dam, Senior Cyber and Tech Advisor, Office of Denmark’s Tech Ambassador

10:04 Remarks by Mr. Iain Levine, Senior Human Rights Advisor, Facebook

10:12 Discussion

10:45 Final thoughts from speakers

11:00 Roundtable concludes

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  • Apr 13th 2021
  • 9:30 - 11:00
  • By invitation only