Each month, come to Café Des Taxis to have a drink and discussion with your professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub. This month: On April 12 at 18:30
The term and concept “fake news” is so pervasive today that it may be beneficial to take a step back and ask some practical questions. What is it? How decisive is the effect of “fake news” in recent elections, such as Italy’s? How many “fake news” stories in the United States actually got reported as truth by any mainstream news media? Should we be talking about what journalists need to do to inoculate themselves from it or what news consumers need to do, or both? Are there any lessons to be learned from history? Come discuss these questions, and ask your own.
The lead professor will be Andrew Giarelli, journalist, Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, and two time senior Fulbright Scholar.