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Embassy of SwedenWashington, USA

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EVENT: Fighting Disinformation

26 May 2023

As a part of this year’s Nobel Prize Summit - A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, Director General Magnus Hjort from the Swedish Psychological Defence Agency, and Dr. Rebekah Tromble, from George Washington University.

Having an awareness of how to identify, understand, and counteract adverse/malign information influence activities is becoming increasingly important. Influence campaigns have become more sophisticated and are used in both peacetime and in wartime. This affects the roles and responsibilities of authorities as well as individuals around the world. Information influence activities can disrupt the way our society functions by exploiting vulnerabilities and challenging the values that are fundamental to our way of life, such as democracy, rule of law, and human rights—ultimately endangering the life and health of our people. Safeguarding the democratic dialogue—the right to open debate, the right to arrive at one’s own opinions freely, and the right to free expression—is paramount, as we work to lay a solid foundation of resilience and inoculate our societies against information influence activities.

Our panelistswill reflect on the importance of fighting disinformation, its underlying challenges, and its societal effects.

Moderator: Graham Brookie, Vice President and Senior Director, DFRLab


  • H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
  • Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008, Columbia University
  • Magnus Hjort, Director General, The Swedish Psychological Defence Agency
  • Rebekah Tromble, Director, Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, George Washington University

The event will be livestreamed at 

Last updated 08 May 2023, 1.56 PM