The International Grand Committee on Disinformation

A comprehensive resource about the activities and the history of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation (IGC).


International Grand Committee hearings in London, Ottawa and Dublin have garnered significant media interest around the world. See below for some of the press coverage from previous meetings.

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London: November 27, 2018

  • The New York Times: A Hot Seat for Facebook, an Empty Chair for Zuckerberg and a Vow to Share Secret Files
  • The Guardian: Mark Zuckerberg faces more calls to attend misinformation hearing
  • The Independent: Mark Zuckerberg refuses to give evidence to International Committee investigating fake news
  • Time: Mark Zuckerberg Slammed After Failing to Show for Grilling by Global Lawmakers
  • Press Gazette: Mark Zuckerberg empty chaired at first grand committee on ‘fake news’ as parliamentarians sign declaration on web governance
  • The Guardian: Facebook fake news inquiry: the countries demanding answers
  • The Verge: Zuckerberg rejects invite from international committee to give evidence on fake news
  • The Telegraph: Mark Zuckerberg criticised for ducking international grilling on fake news
  • The Telegraph: MPs to grill Facebook over data scandals as Damian Collins threatens to expose firm’s private emails

Ottawa: May 27-29, 2019

  • Reuters: Canadian lawmakers fume after Facebook's Zuckerberg snubs invitation
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Canada hits Zuckerberg with summons for failing to appear
  • Global News: Tech companies and politicians meeting in Ottawa to discuss privacy, disinformation
  • CBC: Ottawa hearings show there’s political will to regulate big tech — but will it spur change?
  • Financial Post: Big Tech had better get used to some oversight, in aftermath of acrimonious Grand Committee hearings
  • Rappler: International committee begins talks on data privacy, disinformation
  • CNET: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces subpoena in Canada over fake news

Dublin: November 7, 2019

  • TechCrunch: US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power
  • The Times: Mark Zuckerberg keen to log on for fake news conference at Seanad
  • Rappler: Facebook grilled at international committee on disinformation
  • Politico: Irish disinformation powwow
  • Reuters: International committee calls for pause on false political ads online
  • The Irish Times: Politicians from across the world meet in Dublin to quiz tech giants on ‘fake news’
  • Irish Examiner: Mark Zuckerberg to meet with 'fake news' committee in Dublin
  • European Views: Congressman David Cicilline to attend International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ in Dublin