AMCHAM GATE Program Session 6: Social Media & Media Literacy: Managing Disinformation

AMCHAM’s GATE program has come to a close with its final session “Social Media & Media Literacy: Managing Disinformation”. In the current environment, disinformation is common and can be very damaging. For this session, our expert speakers shared insights into how to manage disinformation effectively, how to identify it and how to mitigate any damage coming from it.

This session featured presentations by Wathshlah Naidu, Executive Director of the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Dr Ross Tapsell, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU). Both of them then proceeded to join Indira Nair, Managing Partner/Communications Coach at Influence360; and Zikri Kamarulzaman, Assistant Editor at Malaysiakini, for the panel discussion, moderated by Nararya Soeprapto, Global Government Relations & Public Policy Senior Director at Procter & Gamble. Each of the panelists provided their input on their experiences in dealing with disinformation, how the nature in which it works, and how businesses can manage it.

The GATE program launched May 10, 2021 and over the past four months we’ve covered a range of key topics including, but not limited to, governance, networking and managing connections, crisis management, and key messaging. The formal sessions in addition to the Gate 40 networking events have been a great success for this first run of the program. The GATE program will formally close with a capstone event.

A special thanks to all of our speakers and attendees for making the program a success. We would also like to thank both our event partners – U.S. Embassy & Paypal for supporting this program.