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Global Governance for Information Integrity Roundtable in Riga: Addressing the information’s disruption on social media

On September 27, 2018 at Riga, a roundtable on Global Governance for Information Integrity hosted by the WLA-CdM took place at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Latvia. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of BGF and Director of MDI, introduced AIWS Initiative and AI-Government at this event.

According Director Nguyen Anh Tuan, AI may be a good solution to prevent disinformation – a type of untrue communication that is purposefully spread and represented as truth to elicit some response that serves the perpetrator’s purpose. The AIWS and the AI-Government are initiatives of MDI, aiming to create a society in which humans and AI citizens can co-exist peacefully, and AI will be used for good purposes under the strict control.

Global Governance for Information Integrity Roundtable focused on the first pathway to global action: protecting the integrity of political information through global governance. A discussion between global political leaders and international experts is needed to address the issue of fake news in the information space. In the era of thriving communication, social media has had a huge influence on politics. It brought about many opportunities as well as challenges concerning transparency and accountability of political information.