Fake news in a post-truth world

Fake news in a post-truth world
Date
24 May 2017, 18:00 to 24 May 2017, 19:30
Type
Lecture
Venue
The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Dr Linda Risso, IHR, SAS


Fake news is nothing new. It has been part of our history since we started to live in groups. What is new, however, is the pervasive nature and immediacy with which fake news spread through social media. We are relentlessly bombarded with contradicting information, opposing claims and attacks on the very idea that there are such things as truth and expertise. Linda Risso discusses what we, citizens caught in the middle of the fight for our hearts and minds, can do to navigate the new information environment without getting caught in the maelstrom. This lecture will be introduced by Professor Sarah Churchwell, Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study. 



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