WEBINAR: What is QAnon, and how worried should we be about it? – December 2, 2020

Mediapooli is organizing 2 December 2020 an international free webinar on QAnon, a conspiracy theory, which has its origin in the USA. The cult makes its way around the world, spreads conspiracy theories and disinformation on social media, and undermines trust in governments, public institutes, academic research, and journalists.

The topics to be discussed at the webinar are among other things: What challenges does the traditional news media see in the cult from the perspective of journalistic reporting? How can social media influencers tackle the harmful effects of the phenomena? What do we know about QAnon and should we be worried about it?

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
7.00-9.00 in Washington DC
12.00-14.00 in London.
13.00-15.00 in Brussels
14.00-16.00 in Helsinki


Greg Miller is National Security Correspondent for The Washington Post, winner of Pulitzer Prize and author of The Apprentice.

Jim Stewartson is VR/AR pioneer, Emmy-winning Interactive Producer, Creative Technologist and Co-Founder of Awesome Rocketship.

Jacob Davey is Project Manager working across ‘think and do’ tank ISD’s online counter-narrative work. Mr Davey is also one of the authors of The Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory book.

Isaac Stanley-Becker is National political reporter at The Washington Post. He has anchored the Post’s coverage of online election interference and hate speech.

Noora Shingler is a Finnish social media influencer and the chief editor of NU-media.

Jukka Niva is the moderator of the conference. He’s journalist and the Head of @YleNewsLab.

Please sing up to the seminar here

Toimittajan salausopas

Toimittajan salausopas

By Freja Wedenborg
Editor of the Finnish version is Pasi Kivioja.
ISBN 978-952-94-1238-9 (PDF)
© Freja Wedenborg, Pasi Kivioja and Media Pool, 2018
The Finnish translation has been published by the permission of Aiour (2015), the publisher of the Cryptoguide for journalister – handbog i digitalt selvforsvar.

Cryptoguide for journalists. The guide takes the reader into the world of digital self-defense and provides tools and information on protecting confidential data and sources. Available only in Finnish.

Digital security for journalists e-learning course

An online course on the basics of digital self-defense (available only in Finnish).

Handbook for social media influncers

Handbook for social media influncers

Fact of fake? Handbook for reliable social media influencers. The handbook provides information and tools to ensure the reliability of social media contents. Podacasts related to the handbook for reliable social media influencers, only in Finnish.

Countering disinformation

Countering disinformation:
News media and legal resilience

The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats and Media Pool
ISBN 978-952-7282-28
November 2019

Report from the international workshop organized by the Hybrid CoE and the Mediapooli in late April 2019. The workshop discussed media resilience as well as the ways how to counter disinformation and hybrid threats. The report contains concrete policy recommendations to the EU on the main workshop topics.

Cyber security day, 11 March 2020

Seminar in Finnish

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