NORA.startup webinar #23: AI, Misinformation and Social Entrepreneurship

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The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen recently made the world understand that Facebook has a long way to go to become a responsible social platform. This included a lack of handling misinformation and the lack of resources dedicated to handle misinformation in different languages. It was also in late 2021 that the Norwegian Data Protection Authority decided to leave Facebook following their public statement: “Risk assessment: Should the Norwegian Data Protection Authority create a Page on Facebook?” Many questions follow as to what the alternatives should be to communicate with the public on social platforms. Can social entrepreneurship from a startup handling misinformation contribute to making online platforms safer? Should we help Facebook understand the Norwegian language, or do we simply have to build a platform for citizens ourselves? Can a regulatory AI sandbox help?

“Social entrepreneurship is an approach by individuals, groups, start-up companies or entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.”


  • Eirik Gulbrandsen - Datatilsynets sandbox for artificial intelligence 

Eirik Gulbrandsen works as a technologist for Datatilsynet, and has over 20 years experience working with IT architecture, information security, cryptography and artificial intelligence in a number of international IT companies, including IBM. Eirik currently works primarily with Datatilsynets sandbox for responsible artificial intelligence.

  • Erlend Andreas Gjære, CEO & Co-founder Secure Practice

Erlend Andreas Gjære is a specialist in security and people, and co-founder of the award-winning security software company Secure Practice. He received his MSc degree in Informatics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2011, and then worked six years as a research scientist, before transitioning to industry work as a consultant and security manager, and then becoming an entrepreneur.

  • Morten L. Dahlback, Head of Insight & Analysis,

Morten L. Dahlback is Head of Insight & Analysis at the fact-checking organization As a journalist, his work has focused on how misinformation is spread in the Norwegian online public sphere. Dahlback holds a Ph.D in philosophy from NTNU, and has previously worked for Adresseavisen and The Economist Intelligence Unit. 


Alex Moltzau - Moderator

Alex Moltzau works with AI policy and ethics at NORA. He works to provide an overview of national and international policies relating to the field of artificial intelligence. Within this he has developed and coordinated the network map for the Confederation of Laboratories for

Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE), mapped out PhD-level courses and is currently working on the AI research database. Furthermore, Alex assists in developing and coordinating the Nordic AI young researcher symposium. In addition to this he has a background from consulting in KPMG, starting up several organisations, and as the project leader of a

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Published Oct. 13, 2021 3:25 PM - Last modified Aug. 8, 2022 10:37 AM