Participants in the "International Government Communication" discuss the "conspiracy theory"

Participants in the first session of the International Forum for Government Communication.

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Participants in the International Forum for Government Communication reported that social media platforms directly contributed to the spread of conspiracy theory and its impact on various aspects of life.

They stressed that the public's sense of alienation and lack of clarity of vision regarding the transmission of information;

They are a fertile environment for the spread of conspiracy theories.

This came during the first session of the forum, titled "Conspiracy Theory... Can It Be Hacked?", and hosted Dr. Fahd Al-Shulaimi, President of the Middle East Center for Political and Strategic Consultation, a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, Lord Philip Hammond, and the CEO of the company. International Holding for Media Investments Nart Bouran, while the media session at Sky News Arabia was moderated by Nadim Kotaish.

The speakers stressed that confronting conspiracy theories needs practical strategies, represented in winning the battle of hearts and not just minds, by presenting facts in an attractive way that addresses feelings, in addition to understanding the mechanism of conspiracy theories, borrowing some of the means by which they work to be used in refuting them, and developing educational curricula. And the critical mind of the public, to enable it to believe the facts and reject any incorrect theories, and finally to develop effective partnerships between governments and influencers, to enhance trust and transparency between the public and official bodies.