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Theories of democratic citizenship often idealize news as an essential source of information for rational public debate. ‘Fake news’ – however defined – challenges this ideal and raises questions about the future of democracy. Social media have created a new public sphere that after a promising start, some argue, has been polluted by fake news. How should we understand fake news? How dangerous is it? Can traditional journalism – with its professional norms of verification, balance and impartiality – provide an antidote to fake news? In what ways can journalism reinvent itself to compete more effectively for attention and regain public trust?
Speaker: Fred Fletcher
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
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