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The Dynamic Coalition of Data and Trust has been launched

18 Nov. 2020

The inaugural meeting of the Dynamic Coalition of Data and Trust was held on 5 November 2020 during IGF 2020.

The objective of the dynamic coalition is to explore multiple dimensions of data and trust from the perspective of a wide variety of stakeholders. We acknowledge that there is a need to address the question of how to restore trust in the digital ecosystem and share reliable information between registrars on DNS abuse during crises.

Some of the meeting`s key takeaways included:

  • Partnerships between tech companies and public institutions (international and domestic) have been crucial to stemming the flow of misinformation during Covid-19
  • It is not just any sort of hostile actors that are spreading false information, different culprits such as algorithms and big data-enabled tools that are optimized for junk news are also to blame. 
  • Traditional techniques for professional search engine optimisation are also being employed to spread misinformation such as boosting domain authority, backlinking and mark-up and advertising.

The successful meeting gathered around 70 participants and concluded with an active discussion and Q and A.

The full video of the session is available on YouTube.

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants for their contributions and we look forward to progressing the dialogue on data and trust in the online environment.