International Webinar “How to Deal with Fake News and Disinformation: Latest Lessons from Israel and Japan”
|Date and Time||August 30, 2021 16:00|
Zoom meeting (URL will be sent to registered participants)
ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo
|Entrance Fee||No charge. Advance registration required
Division of Religion and Global Security (Ikeuchi Laboratory) of RCAST, the University of Tokyo, office＠me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
How to Deal with Fake News and Disinformation: Latest Lessons from Israel and Japan
The rapid spread of “fake news” and large-scale disinformation campaigns has become a major challenge for many countries. For instance, many countries have attempted to cope with fake news regarding the COVID-19, and some countries have even faced foreign disinformation campaigns during their elections or in times of crisis.
At this webinar, two distinguished speakers from Israel and Japan will share their practical knowledge of the latest situation and challenges in dealing with fake news and disinformation, individually and at the national level. Various cases will be introduced, including COVID-19 situation, the Israeli elections and the 2021 Gaza conflict. In addition, this webinar will focus on the complex ethical challenges related to Cyberpsychology, particularly the impact of emerging technologies on human behavior and national security policy.
Ms. Inbal Orpaz, Researcher, Lipkin Shahak program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel
Dr. Kazutoshi Sasahara, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
Commentator: Yu Koizumi, Project Assistant Professor, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST and the Head of ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies), the University of Tokyo
About the Speakers
Ms. Inbal Orpa
Inbal Orpaz is a researcher at Lipkin Shahak program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel, and a strategic consultant in the fields of innovation and start-ups and a public speaker. She is the founder of the "#WomanInTech" initiative to promote women in high-tech and a former senior high-tech correspondent for TheMarker, where she covered a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship and venture capital investments, the diversity in tech, the social role of high-tech as a growth engine, multinational companies and homeland security technologies. She was elected to the Forbes Under30 list for 2017 and to the list of the 100 most influential people in the Israeli high-tech of Geektime in 2015. She holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include Post Truth and Fake News and she has conducted a variety of research, including how technology can help solve the problem of fake news.
Dr. Kazutoshi Sasahara
Kazutoshi Sasahara is an Associate Professor of School of Environment and Society at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). His lab studies computational social science in order to understand human society as a complex system, connecting knowledge to innovation and value creation. Dr. Sasahara has published extensively and presented papers on Social Data Science, Computational Social Science and Complex Systems Science. His latest book is The Science of Fake News: The Mechanisms of Spreading Rumors, Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda (Kyoto: Kagaku-Dojin Publishing, 2021, in Japanese)
Commentator: Yu Koizumi
Yu Koizumi is a Project Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo. His research interests include security policy of Russian Federation, international security and emerging technologies
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi
Satoshi Ikeuchi is a Professor of Religion and Global Security at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo and the Head of ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies). Professor Ikeuchi has published extensively on Middle East politics, Islamic political thought and global security challenges
This webinar is organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo and supported by Embassy of Israel in Japan.