Online hoaxes, misinformation and disinformation are spreading rapidly across the globe, with high stakes for the health of our democracies. Indonesia, home to one the largest populations of Internet users in the world, is no exception. How can we respond to this moment and restore trust, particularly when it comes to the information shaping our public lives - from public health to elections? And, how do we accomplish this without resorting primarily to punitive law, potentially stifling free speech.
Jakarta-based social entrepreneur Septiaji Nugroho co-founded Mafindo in 2016 to find answers to these questions. Join us on September 21 to learn about his community-based approach to fact-checking.