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Fra Morgenbladets debatt- og foredragskalender
tir 17.10.2017
17:00Fritt Ord

The Rise and Fall of Fake News

A conversation about fake news, fact-checking and public trust.
The Fritt Ord Foundation and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite the public to a conversation about fake news, fact-checking and public trust, on Tuesday 17 October 2017, 5 p.m., at Uranienborgveien 2.

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared post-truth its international word of the year. PolitiFact named fake news its 2016 “Lie of the Year”. Since then, the term has lost much of its initial meaning and content in the public debate.

How do readers, editors, journalists and politicians combat the routinely spreading of false or misleading stories? How can fact-checkers and people in general secure accurate information? Has the proliferation of fact-checking services strengthened people’s trust in the media?

With Tuva Ahlsen, youth representative at the advisory board of the Norwegian Safer Internet Centre, Gunn Enli, professor of media studies at the Department of Media and Communication, the University of Oslo, Michael Patrick Lynch, professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, George E. Marcus, professor of political science at Williams College and Per Søreide Senstad, student at King’s College London.

Moderator: Kjersti Løken Stavrum

The event is free of charge and open to the public.It is hosted in conjunction with a two-day Academy Symposium on fake news and alternative facts. Read more about this event at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters website. Please join the event’s Facebook-page for more information.