Technology is more crucial than ever in a world of Fake News, and Cyprus is meeting the challenge head on with a unique conference on ‘Cyprus in the Digital Agenda’ on June 21 in Nicosia.
The aim of the conference is to highlight international developments in technology and present them in a meaningful way as they apply to the island, where Cypriots use Facebook more than any other nationality in Europe according to recent studies while a broader digital culture is still developing.
There will be a number of guests speakers at the conference, including Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas and Greece’s Kathimerini Chief Editor Alexis Papachelas. The two men will touch on the subject of fake news while Schinas will also bring attendees up to speed on how the EC is addressing the problem.
Attendees will have a chance to get up to speed with how the European Commission is addressing the problem of fake news
There are four themes at the conference according to a press release by SPP Media Group and Kathimerini Cyprus newspaper. One will focus on electrification and autonomous driving where the subject will be the car as a new device. Another theme will be on deep data and ad exchange including ads in multiple screens, while the other two have to do content and whether Cyprus can be at the front run in the solar energy game.
Even though 250 million Europeans use the Internet daily, there are still millions who have never used the Internet or cannot rip the benefits of new electronic content and services.
Conferences such as this one, to be held at Nicosia’s International Conference Center, could be described as setting new trends in a society where more daily tasks are carried out online. But more needs to be done to improve everyone’s access to enhanced digital skills to participate fully in society.
The major sponsor for the one-day conference is MTN, while underwrites include the Ministry of Industry & Tourism and Cyprus Digital Champion.