Fostering Democratic Resilience in the Digital Age

Facing up to the Infodemic: Promoting a Fact- Based Public Discourse in Times of Crisis

The objective of the project “Fostering Democratic Resilience in the Digital Age” is to promote dialogue, exchange of knowledge and collaboration between researchers and practitioners from Israel and Germany to enhance democratic resilience in the context of the changing media and information landscape in the digital age. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, this paper series explores some of the key challenges facing democratic societies as a result of misinformation in the digital public sphere. It features a unique mosaic of perspectives and insights from German and Israeli experts that shed light on different facets of the phenomenon of online misinformation, with the aim of invigorating a societal debate as well as offering concrete ideas about how to address it.

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