NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal, 23-24 June

ICDF22 - International congress on Disinformation and Fact-Checking

In the scope of the European Cooperation project on Disinformation and Fact-Checking, we are excited to invite scholars and professionals who work in multiple modalities to attend this conference, to be held at NOVA University of Lisbon, on June 23-24 2022. 

Free Registration

ICDF22 Program 

You can also download the pdf version of the program 

23rd JUNE 

(Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 224)

09h30 Reception to participants

10h00 Opening session
Luís Baptista (Dean NOVA FCSH), Cristina Ponte (NOVA University), Project Officer (Erasmus + Portuguese National Agency), Divina Frau-Meigs (Sorbonne Nouvelle University)

10h30 Disinformation and Democracy
Miguel Poiares Maduro (EDMO - European Digital Media Observatory’s Chair of the Executive Board)

11h00 coffee-break

11h15 Solutions for fighting disinformation: beyond fact-checking and MIL
Divina Frau-Meigs (Sorbonne Nouvelle University)

12h15 European Cooperation Project on Disinformation and Fact-Checking Training: Study results and workshops
Jean-Dominique Seroen (NOVA University), Sirkku Kotilainen (Lapland University), Alda Delicado (Associação Portuguesa de Imprensa)

13h00- 14h30 Lunch

14h30 Responses to the Disinformation Crisis: Laws tackling fake news and online manipulation
Mark Leiser (Leiden University)

15h30 – 16h45 Parallel sessions

Session 1 (Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 224)
Moderator: Dora Santos Silva (NOVA University)

Evaluating information on science-related topics: Citizen’s strategies for media consumption in everyday life
Jussara Rowland (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa), Ana Delicado (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa) and João Estevens (IPRI-NOVA, Portuguese Institute of International Relations)

The influence of the level of population education on the perception of the fake news phenomenon in the Romanian media
Maria Livia Stefanescu (Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania)

Meeting spaces for media literacy and citizen empowerment
Alvaro Blanco Morett (Universidad de Málaga) and Alex Iván Arévalo Salinas (Universidad de Extremadura)

Vaccination and Fake News: What Health and Information Professionals should/could do? Clues from Content Curation
Gilbert Faure (Université Lorraine)

Tackling misinformation in the context of COVID 19: A case study of good practices in the source-journalist relationship in Press Offices when dealing with health issues in Brazil
Sandra Raquew Azevêdo, Carlos Alberto Farias de Azevedo Filho and Luana Suellen Almeida (Universidade Federal da Paraíba)

Session 2 (Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 219)
Moderator: Catherine Sotirakou (Athens University)

 Algorithmic Approach to Fact-checking in Program of Journalism Studies
Jerzy Gołuchowski, Grzegorz Filipczyk, Katarzyna Zdanowicz Cyganiak, Agnieszka Filipczyk, Ilona Ptak and Aleksandra Popiel (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach)

The failure of hard law as an efficient strategy in fighting massive and digital disinformation: the example of the flop of the French “fake news interim order”

Who checks the checkers? A reflection on the transparency and methodologies of fact-checking projects
Ricardo Morais (University of Beira Interior/LabCom - Communication and Arts / IADE)

Does your future mirror that greatness? Fake news in Brazilian democracy in the light of a Veblenian interpretation
Bruna Costa (University of Technology of Compiègne)

Elections and fact-checking in Portugal: The case of ‘Legislativas’ of 2019 and 2022
João Pedro Baptista (Universidade da Beira Interior) and Pedro Jerónimo (LabCom, Universidade da Beira Interior)

17h – 18h15 Parallel sessions

Session 1 (Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 224)
Moderator: Andreia Teles Vieira (NOVA University)

What we should know to design a debunking course: Assessing logical thinking and perceptions about the information crisis among college students
 Ioli Campos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ICNova) & Universidade Católica Portuguesa )

The Rhetoric of Expertise and the Fact-Checking Phenomenon
Will Coles (Royal Holloway, University of London)

From feudalism to post-colonialism: witch-hunting, disinformation and post-truth on trafficking in women
Sandra de Souza Machado (Correio Braziliense Online News/Blog da Igualdade)

Fact-checking and debunking on YouTube: building the legitimacy of youtubers in the fight against disinformation
Florian Dauphin (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) 

Session 2 (Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 219)
Moderator: David Marçal (NOVA University)

Right-wing populist disinformation: 2022 elections in Portugal
Ana Filipa Joaquim (FCSH/NOVA University)

Diagnostic processes in fake news perception
Jean-Marc Meunier (université Paris 8)

From the infodemic to the infowar: investigating narrative evolution online
Maria Giovanna Sessa (EU DisinfoLab) and Tom Willaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Empowering higher education librarians: strategies and actions of an information literacy project against disinformation
Tatiana Sanches (UIDEF, Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa), Carlos Lopes (APPsy-CI, ISPA) and Maria Luz Antunes (Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (ESTeSL))

Which pedagogical approach to fight against "fake news" and "conspiracy theories"? A look back at the creation of a serious game for media and information literacy
 Amandine Kervella, Aurélia Lamy and Céline Matuszak (University of Lille, GERiiCO laboratory)

24th JUNE 

(Colégio Almada Negreiros, FLOOR: 2; Room: AUDITÓRIO 224)

09h30 Masterclass about Misinformation
Paulo Pena (Journalist, Investigate Europe)

12h Why Education is so important to fight fake news, and why training is fundamental for journalists
 João Palmeiro (Associação Portuguesa de Imprensa)

12h45 Closing session


As this is a conference organized under the scope of a funded project, there is no fee to participar in it. However, participants must support all travel and accommodation expenses.
Colégio Almada Negreiros 3
Lisbon, Portugal

NOVA University of Lisbon

The conference takes place at NOVA University of Lisbon - School of Social Sciences and Humanities, in one of its campi: Campus de Campolide. It is right in the center of Lisbon, close to transport, hotels and all cultural attractions.

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