Faktabaari 10 years Forum STOP THINK CHECK: Elections, AI and social media - how should we prepare our citizens?

Time: Tuesday 2.4.2024 at 14-17 CEST followed by Democracy drinks until 19

Hybrid event: Merkki museum, Ludviginkatu 2-4, 00130 Helsinki & online (also recording).

Faktabaari Forum is the prime forum to support Faktabaari’s mission to serve fact-based public debate and digital information literacy development. This special year we celebrate Faktabaari’s 10 years anniversary and inform our friends on EDMO NORDIS second phase. We need the independent networks to defend democracy and information integrity during the historical 2024 election year.

Our event focus remains on AI and social media – we STOP, THINK and CHECK what has worked and could  work in practice for informed citizens in democracies especially in Finland, Nordics and Europe, with comparison to US developments with somewhat different regulatory environment. 

We kick-start with a keynote from our US quest from the Center for an Informed Public Co-Founder Jevin West, and then hear greetings from our NORDIS colleagues and EDMO partners in view of 2024 European and US elections integrity and beyond. For the anniversary we also share some highlights from the 10 elections Faktabaari has covered as a laboratory for Digital Information Literacy and modern fact-checking in Finland and beyond. Faktabaari has organized Fora on International Fact-Checking Day since 2015.

Let’s be amazed, Let’s be scared, Let’s be critical, Let’s be practical!

Without forgetting to celebrate over Democracy Drinks!


Election integrity at the time of social media and generative AI – how should we prepare our citizens?

Jevin West, Co-Founder of the Center for an Informed Public, University of Washington, US, Co-author of the best-selling book, “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World”.

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Full programme

13.30 Coffee 

14:00 Welcome: STOP THINK CHECK - Faktabaari 10 years and beyond with networks. Mikko Salo, Faktabaari

14.15  Congratulations to Faktabaari and preparing for EDMO NORDIS re-launch together, Morten Dahlback, Faktisk & NORDIS (video)

14:20 Keynote and discussion

Election integrity at the time of social media and generative AI – how should we prepare our citizens?
Jevin West, UW CIP

Commentary: Prof. Teemu Roos, Generation AI / University of Helsinki

Moderator and Q&A: Mikko Salo, Faktabaari / EDMO NORDIS

II. Ongoing approaches for election and information integrity

15:20 Digital Election Watch network for EU elections? - lessons learned  from the Finnish Presidential Elections, Pipsa Havula, Faktabaari &  Guillaume Kuster, CheckFirst

15:35 Commentary and Q&A: Complementarity to NORDIS and Elections24Check fact-checking efforts, Thomas Hedin, TjekDet / NORDIS

15:45 Coffee & game break: AI-to game - entrance to the world of AI manipulation peli.faktabaari.fi 

16:00 AI Literacy and prebunking - immunizing new voters to infodemics during elections, Kari Kivinen, Faktabaari EDU 

Commentary: Jevin West and Teemu Roos 

III. Summing up and Next steps

16:30 Summary Takeaways from previous presentations (and the Nordic policy initiative)

16:40 NORDIS campaign with journalist in view EU elections: “The battle” on 9.5., Andreas Önnefors, FOJO, Linnaeus University (TBC)

16:50 Closing words and FAKTA Foundation, Mikko Salo & Elina Kiiski-Kataja 

17:00  Democracy drinks for information resilience (stream ends)

Co-funded by European Union

in cooperation with EDMO NORDIS

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