Cult undue influence and Social Media

Friday 17 May 2019

Town Hall of the 3rd District of Paris

2 rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris

Organised by the

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects (FECRIS)


Danièle Muller-Tulli, President of FECRIS (ASDFI[1]) – Switzerland

Programme of the day and welcome


Pierre Aidenbaum, Mayor of the 3rd District of Paris – FR


José Miguel Cuevas Barraquero, PhD in social psychology, Malaga (Spain)

The exemplary case of Patricia AGUILAR


A journalist – FR

Internet a showcase


Anne-Marie Courage, Services of Mission interministérielle de vigilance et de lutte contre les dérives sectaires (Miviludes), Service of the Prime Minister – FR

The cult/sect phenomenon in the digital age


Fabien Girandola, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Aix-Marseille, Social Psychology Laboratory (LPS) (E.A849). (France)

Social influence that causes people to change opinion on the web


Mirijam Wiedemann, Office for Religious Affairs / State Church Law at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg

Conspiracy and fake news, media criticism and media education: reflections in the classroom


Claude-Laurent Genty, President of the Académie Européenne du Grand Est Secretary General of the ISIC, Honorary President-Founder of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

« Today 17 May: France takes over the Presidency of the Council of Europe »


Tristan Mendes France – Blogger, essayist, and filmmaker – FR

The new digital culture


Kerstine Vanderput, Director of CIAOSN[2] – BE

Emprise mentale et réseaux sociaux


Luigi Corvaglia, Psychologue – IT

Magic Meme. A brief history of the contemporary world


[1] Association Suisse de Défense des Familles et de l’Individu

[2] Centre d’Information et d’Avis sur les Organisations Sectaires Nuisibles