Round table with “Syrie Factuel” and Marie Peltier

Saturday October 13th

Round table with “Syrie Factuel” and Marie Peltier

The struggle against disinformation on Syria

The interference by Russia in the American election of 2016 has placed the problem of disinformation in the age of the internet and social media at the centre of public debate. Observers of the civil war in Syria have already had to contend with the problem for several years, if not since 2011, and they too seem to be overwhelmed by the phenomenon. The French-speaking citizen’s collective Syrie Factuel (Syria in Facts) was created in April 2018 to try to address the problem. Rather than attempting to give a lesson about disinformation and/or Syria, three of the collective’s members will be talking about experiences of their own which spurred them into taking action to defend facts, setting out issues they have identified and mentioning some possible approaches to finding solutions. A militant of Syrian origin, a human rights activist and a former reader of so-called “re-information” (or alternative media) sites will take part in this round table. Marie Peltier, who knows the Syrian question well, will participate as an expert in propaganda, conspiracy theories and narratives.


1, rue de la Bretagne

Free admission

The round table will be animated by Derek Thomson (Les Observateurs France 24)

October 13 2018