Von Kristina Gorr | 23. Juni 2020 | Mozilla Festival
We announced in March that the next MozFest will be held in Amsterdam in March 2021.
Since then, we’ve watched our allies across the event ecosystem cancel, postpone, or restructure their events due to Covid 19. Questions about MozFest’s offering for 2021 have been heavy on our minds:
At Mozilla, we work in the open and want to be transparent about how we are planning for the festival during this time of uncertainty.
Here’s what we can share with you:
These events also remind us that online mis/disinformation adds to the general feeling of uncertainty we are all feeling. It targets our feelings and emotions and pushes content on us that is false or misleading. As we’ve seen with the events of the past weeks, this is not only dangerous for the health of our internet, it “points people in harmful directions and chips away at our democratic fabric.”
In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to stand together, and take action. Below, you’ll find a collection of resources you can use today to begin identifying one of the issues on social media: mis/disinformation in your work and personal life. If we all take action, we’ll see positive change towards certainty and trust online.
There are many ways that you can spot both misinformation (false information shared accidentally) and disinformation (false information shared purposefully). Take action today by using the resources and tools below.
Want more? Dig deeper here. Have something to add to the list? Let us know by tweeting at @mozillafestival.