9 November 2018, 10:00 h, Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture, Sofia
On November 9, 2018 (Friday), at 10:00, at Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture, the largest conference on fake news in Bulgaria gathered in one place journalists, representatives of European and local institutions, non-governmental organizations and technology companies.
The “Fake News of True Trolls” conference was organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and Digital National Alliance (DNA), with the support of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EU Parliament, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the Embassy of France in Bulgaria.
The conference focused on disinformation, fake news and international security, the challenges journalists face in the present-day media landscape and the role of social media users in spreading misleading information. Among the speakers were the Vice-President of the Republic of Bulgaria Iliana Iotova, the Ministerfor the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council Lilyana Pavlova, the EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and many other distinguished experts.