Navigating the War of Words: Insights from the German Canadian Media Symposium’s War Propaganda Panel

The German Canadian Media Symposium (GCMS) was recently held in Toronto with the theme “How Can Journalism Counter War Propaganda?” The event aimed to address the challenges journalists face in an era where misinformation and propaganda are widespread. The focus was on exploring the impact of propaganda on media credibility and how journalists can respond to propaganda narratives to provide their audiences with accurate information. The event provided a platform for media professionals and researchers from Germany and Canada to come together and discuss these critical issues.

As part of the event, Anatoliy Gruzd, Co-Director of the Social Media Lab, participated in a panel discussion on “War Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda in Social Media.” In this panel, he shared the Lab’s recent research on the Reach of Russian Propaganda & Disinformation. A video recording of this discussion is now available for you to view.

The GCMS was organized by the German Consulate General in Toronto in cooperation with Massey College at the University of Toronto.

Panel on War Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda in Social Media. (Panelists: Anatoliy Gruzd, Sabine Muscat and Aaron Wendland. Moderated by Hannah Hoag)