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Global Security Forum begins in Doha today to discuss strategy to fight misinformation

Under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, the Global Security Forum 2019 will begin in Doha on Tuesday.
The two-day forum will discuss security challenges posed by misinformation and its implications on a world where communication technologies are evolving rapidly.
Several ministers, representative of international organisations and senior local, regional and international officials are expected to participate in the event. 
The forum, which will be held at The St. Regis Doha hotel in West Bay, will extend a platform for stakeholders to come together, initiate a constructive dialogue and propose possible solutions to the spreading of misinformation.
The global forum assumes particular significance as organised campaigns propagating false information to individuals or groups have become a common and ongoing security threat. They pose an unprecedented risk, which requires the adoption of a comprehensive international and societal methodology for mitigation.
Although all countries deal with this phenomenon along with private and non-profit institutions, efforts based solely on governments or the private sector will not succeed in confronting this menace. An open dialogue must be conducted to develop effective and comprehensive solutions.
The forum, being organised by the Soufan Centre in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and a number of strategic partners, discussed in its first edition in 2018 the topic of returning foreign fighters and brought together participants from more than 60 countries.

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