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Wednesday, June 8 • 09:00 - 15:00
MCB Fact

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MCB Fact is a brand new conference aimed at fighting disinformation.  

The spread of an increasing amount of disinformation, influence operations, conspiracy theories and so called “fake news” online is becoming a significant problem. In a time where truth is more challenged than ever, we have dedicated this conference to learn from the brightest minds on the fight against disinformation. Speakers range from journalists, fact-checkers, researchers, politicians, technology companies, to media organizations.

Save the date, June 8, for a new conference and meeting place at Media City Bergen, dedicated to the work on fighting disinformation. Everyone with an interest in the field is welcome to attend!

NB: You will need a ticket for this conference! Get your ticket for MCB Fact here.

Speakers
avatar for Bo Bergstedt

Bo Bergstedt

Technology Strategist, TV 2 Denmark
For the last 14 years Bo Bergstedt have been working within the Nordic media-industry, with a focus on developing streaming-services and digital products to compete with international giants. Since 2020 Bo have been involved in projects that meant producing deep-fakes, tricking politicians... Read More →
avatar for Øystein Bogen

Øystein Bogen

Journalist, Author and Documentary Filmmaker, TV 2
Øystein Bogen has an educational background from The Armed Forces' Russian course, which qualified him to work as an interpreter in a number of official contexts - including for the Police in East Finnmark, later for the Armed Forces. He studied journalism during an exchange year... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Skippage

Rebecca Skippage

Disinformation Editor, BBC News
Rebecca is the BBC's first Disinformation Editor. She leads teams based in the UK, Africa and India that observe, report and investigate disinformation trends, verify and debunk misinformation, and create digital material to help people recognise and avoid 'fake news'. She developed... Read More →
avatar for Shirish Kulkarni

Shirish Kulkarni

Award-winning journalist, researcher and community organiser.
Shirish is an award-winning journalist and researcher with 25 years’ experience working in all the UK’s major broadcast newsrooms. More recently he’s worked as a freelance investigative journalist and as a community organiser at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.His experience... Read More →
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Kristoffer Egeberg

Editor in Chief, Faktisk.no
Kristoffer Egeberg is the editor in chief of the independent Norwegian fact-checking newsroom, Faktisk.no. In July 2017, Faktisk.no was launched as the first dedicated fact check organization in Norway. It is the result of a unique cooperation between six of the country’s largest... Read More →
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Mari Velsand

Director, Norwegian Media Authority (Medietilsynet)
Mari Velsand has been Director of the Norwegian Media Authority (Medietilsynet) since 2017. She has extensive management experience from the media industry, including as CEO of Amedia, CEO of Tun Media, Editor-in-Chief of Nationen and program director of NRK. She has also worked as... Read More →
avatar for Eskil Grendahl Sivertsen

Eskil Grendahl Sivertsen

Senior Cyber-Social Propaganda & Influence Adviser, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
Eskil Grendahl Sivertsen has both a civilian and military background that includes 18 years of experience with strategic communications from the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Armed Forces, tech and the communications industry. Sivertsen has been a strategic... Read More →
avatar for Johanne Berge Kalsaas

Johanne Berge Kalsaas

PhD-candidate in Russian media and communication studies, University of Bergen
Johanne Kalsaas is a PhD-candidate in Russian media and communication studies at the University of Bergen. Her doctoral project focuses on Russian digital (notably user-generated) narratives about Norway, aiming to uncover if and/or how these narratives are shaped by pro-Kremlin informational... Read More →
avatar for Ghazaal Sheikhi

Ghazaal Sheikhi

Postdoctoral Fellow, MediaFutures
Ghazaal Sheikhi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies. Her research interests revolve around machine learning, natural language processing and content analysis. Ghazaal investigates (semi) automated methods and tools for fact checking... Read More →
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Olav Hjertaker

Founder, Web64
Founder of web64.com - where we build the Google Analytics for society and the Spotify for content.
avatar for Maria Amelie

Maria Amelie

CEO & Co-founder, Factiverse
Maria Amelie is CEO and Co-founder of Factiverse. She is an award-winning journalist, author of 5 non-fiction books on migration, freedom of speech and entrepreneurship. Prior to Factiverse, she founded Startup Migrants, a 3-day course to discover and support young multicultural... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2022 09:00 - 15:00 CEST
Atlantis, Media City Bergen Lars Hilles gate 30, 5008 Bergen
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