19 May 2022Berlin

Dangers to democracy: from delegitimisation to disinformation

Illustration of people voting

ISD Germany joined experts from various sectors for the 18th Symposium of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The 2022 event was called ‘Threats to Germany’s Internal Security – from Delegitimisation to Disinformation’ held on 19 May. Germany’s Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser made the keynote address.

ISD’s Julia Ebner spoke during the panel called ‘Delegitimisation, hate and agitation – What drives the enemies of democracy?’ Other panelists included Anna-Lena von Hodenberg from HateAid, Hajo Funke from Freie Univeristy Berlin and Vice President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Sinan Selen.

The second panel ‘Propaganda, disinformation, influence – Danger for our democracy’ featured ISD’s Julia Smirnova, speaking alongside Diana Rieger from University of Munich, Florian Töpfl from University of Passau and political scientist Dr. Susanne Spahn.

ISD Germany’s Executive Director, Huberta von Voss; Project Manager, Christian Schwieter; and ISD Germany’s Head of Communications and Events, Gil Jung attended the event.