Fake News, Alternative Facts, and the World of Misinformation with Buzzfeed’s Craig Silverman

Lecture Series

February 13, 2017

5:15-6:30PM

Assembly Hall

How did America enter the ‘alternative facts’ era? How did Internet trolls who spread viral chain letters in the 90s & early 2000s morph into a monetized and politicized business? Who is gaining from the spread of false information? What is the responsibility of social network platforms to regulate ‘fake news’? And when does weeding out lies crossover into censorship?

Join the IOP as it welcomes BuzzFeed’s Media Editor Craig Silverman to explore all of these issues and more. Silverman has been dubbed the “Fake News Expert” and he will present how fake news trends have changed over the years and what the next big battle for news accuracy is.

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Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series Program and the Univeristy of Chicago Institute of Politics.