Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Democracy
Fake news is nothing new, but the anonymity of the social web has allowed it to spread faster and farther than ever before. At the same time, people are seeking and sharing information that reinforces their political views, added by algorithms that targets stories directly to them. The end result is a public that is finding it harder to discern fact from fiction, and a nation further divided.
Our panel of journalists and thought leaders will share strategies on how you too can fight fake news and access factual information from all points of view.
Moderated by WVU Teaching Professor Emily Corio.
This event is co-sponsored by the David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas and the WVU Reed College of Media.
All Festival of Ideas lectures are free and open to the public.
Sponsored in part by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series and WVU Libraries.