Disinformation and Elections in Southeast Asia (hybrid workshop)

The spread of disinformation false information spread to deceive people has become a common phenomenon in recent elections globally. This workshop focuses on election-related disinformation in four Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Experts on each country’s politics will address questions like; Who produced and disseminated disinformation, how, and why? To what extent did it achieve the intended goals? What is to be expected in the coming elections? What can be done to prevent disinformation?

When: March 22, 2023 (Wednesday) 13:00-17:30 (Japan Standard Time)
On-Site : G-Lab, East Research Bldg., Keio University (Mita campus/ https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/mita.html)

Online:https://keio-univ.zoom.us/j/87683510168 (free of charge, no pre-registration required)

13:00 -13:50 Philippines
Mobilized and Polarized: Disinformation Narratives in the 2022 Philippine Elections
Aries Arugay (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

14:00 -14:50 Malaysia (online presentation)
The Social Media Paradox in Malaysia’s 2022 elections
Ross Tapsell (Australian National University)

15:00 -15:50 Thailand
Dynamics of Political Dis/misinformation in Thailand and Electoral Implications
Surachanee “Hammerli” Sriyai (Chiang Mai University)

16:00 -16:50 Indonesia
Mobilizing Hate: The Role of Dis/misinformation in Political Violence in Indonesia.
Alif Satria (Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta)

17:00 – 17:30 Comparative discussion
Moderated by Yuko Kasuya (Keio University)

This event is funded by the Suntory Foundation and Keio University’s Research Promotion Fund. For inquires, contact Yuko Kasuya (ykasuya@keio.jp)