Guardian Live: Fake news and the assault on truth
|Dates:||8 June 2021|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Rachel Gibson , Alex Hern|
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library holds the entire archive of the Manchester Guardian. In this series of events to mark the Guardian's bicentenary, panels of academics and special guests will each discuss an item from the archive, its relevance to today’s news and media, and how it may influence our future.
For our first event, we will be taking a closer look at how we navigate misinformation in today’s complex, internationally-connected media landscape.
How can we as readers recognise misinformation and protect ourselves against fake news? How can the media defend traditional news values and what roles should big tech companies play in this? Rachel Gibson, Professor of Political Science, will be on the panel alongside Alex Hern, technology editor for The Guardian. More speakers to be announced.
Role: Professor of Political Science
Organisation: Cathy Marsh Institute, The University of Manchester
Role: Technology Editor
Organisation: The Guardian
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