Commission on Information Disorder Calls for Submissions

April 20, 2021  • Aspen Digital

Deadline: May 30, 2021

Reporting period: The Commission will publish a priorities letter this June, and a final report with recommendations at the end of September 2021

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The Aspen Institute Commission on Information Disorder wants to hear from a broad range of stakeholders as it aims to identify and prioritize the most critical sources and causes of information disorder and deliver a set of short-term actions and longer-term goals to help government, the private sector, and civil society respond to this modern-day crisis of faith in key institutions. 

In support of this ambitious goal, the Commission is inviting inputs to aid commissioners in their understanding and consideration of key issues and opportunities by providing written submissions by May 30, 2021.

The Commission will focus its attention on four key questions, and we ask respondents to scope their submissions to one or more of these areas:

  1. The most effective policy solutions and stakeholders to address those most damaging near-term disinformation threats
  2. The lawful and ethical means by which the federal government can promote fact-based information to counter the most dangerous disinformation campaigns
  3. How government, private industry, and civil society can work together in the short term to help protect underrepresented groups, and engage disaffected populations who have lost faith in evidence-based reality
  4. The longer-term, more foundational challenges that will require deeper societal engagement to address

Responses should be sent electronically in written format (e.g., PDF, Word) using the form available at this link, indicating “Submission for Aspen Institute Commission on Information Disorder” in the subject heading.

Submissions should not exceed 2,000 words. Relevant links to supporting articles, data, or studies, are welcome and appreciated. Written submissions will not be translated and should preferably be submitted in English.

All submissions must be signed by either an individual or your organization. The Commission may choose to post selected submissions publicly on the Aspen Institute website, at the Commission’s sole discretion, with attribution.