Global Local Executive Panel: Strategies for tackling misinformation in local government

This session covered a range of topics relating to briefing documents.

Key areas of exploration

  • The impact of misinformation and disinformation on local government and the community
  • The sources and types of misinformation and disinformation
  • Proactive strategies for tackling misinformation and disinformation
  • Reactive strategies for managing misinformation and disinformation when it arises
  • The role of community engagement and education in addressing misinformation and disinformation
  • The importance of partnerships and collaboration with other organizations and levels of government


Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London, England

Rachel Eden, Councillor & Former Mayor, Reading, England

Tony Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, City of Marion, Australia

Rewatch the session:

Resource pack: Strategies for tackling misinformation in local government

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