In an era dominated by information flows, the challenges of misinformation, the need for effective fact-checking, and the imperative of fostering media literacy have become paramount. As the digital landscape evolves, understanding the dynamics of information dissemination and consumption is crucial for promoting informed societies.

This pre-conference aims to create a platform for rigorous exploration and discussion on the interplay between misinformation, fact-checking, and media literacy. It seeks to delve into the evolving landscape of information in a digital age, where the lines between truth and falsehood are often blurred, emphasizing the role of media literacy in navigating this complex terrain.

The conference aims to facilitate a robust exchange of ideas and insights to address the challenges posed by the evolving information landscape. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators, and policymakers are all welcome to participate if they are interested in the following topics:

  • The dynamics of misinformation: Identifying trends and patterns
  • Innovations in fact-checking: Tools, technologies, and best practices
  • Media literacy education: Strategies for a digitally empowered society
  • Fake news and its impact on public opinion
  • Case studies in successful fact-checking initiatives
  • Challenges in combating disinformation across different media platforms
  • Media literacy across generations: Tailoring approaches for diverse audiences
  • Media literacy education: Strategies for a digitally empowered society
  • The role of technology in amplifying or mitigating misinformation
  • Building collaborative networks: Academia, media, and tech industry

Schedule (Tentative)

Time Event
10:00 - 10:30 Reception and Registration
10:30 - 10:45 Opening Reception
10:45 - 12:00 Session 1A Correcting and Regulating Misinformation

Session 1B Media Literacy for Informed Citizens
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45 Session 2A Credibility Perception and its Behavioral Outcomes

Session 2B Addressing Misinformation in Health Amid the Pandemic
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:15 Roundtable Discussion: The Prospects of Chinese-Language Fact-Checking and Media Literacy

Session 3B The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Fact-checking
16:15 - 16:30 Closing Reception

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Institution: HKBU Fact Check has been accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network as a verified signatory. The organization tracks the information landscape in Hong Kong issues fact-checking reports on a regular basis. Members of the organization are dedicated to creating online educational resources to enhance the public's proficiency in understanding information and their ability to discern misinformation.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Tsang Stephanie Jean (Chair)
Dr. Bess Wang Yue
Ms. Zhou Lin

Date and Time

10:00-16:30 Saturday, June 29, 2024 (New Zealand Standard Time)


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