19 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022Toronto

Discussing disinformation at Collision Conference 2022

Melanie speaking at Collision Conference 2022

Over 35,000 people, from 130 countries, attended the 2022 Collision Conference. The event brought together experts from tech and media, for what Narcity referred to in 2019 as “Coachella for geeks”.

ISD’s Melanie Smith was among the illustrious crowd of noteworthy speakers, including actor and author, Lupita Nyong’o, Substack Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Best, and NBA All-Star and Entrepreneur, Carmelo Anthony.

Melanie discussed the global reach of state-backed disinformation operations during the panel Disinformation: The digital tower of Babel, citing ISD’s research on Facebook content about the war in Ukraine and disinformation strategies used by Russia.

Watch the full panel discussion.



27 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023

ISD experts will speak at the 2023 Eradicate Hate Global Summit

ISD's Julia Ebner, Jacob Davey, Dixon Osburn, and Moustafa Ayad will join experts at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh this week to discuss how to develop and deploy effective approaches to reduce hate-fuelled violence.