A Post-Truth World? Nope – We Can Fight Fake News


John Bridges

Austin American-Statesman

Eric Carvin

Associated Press

Lisa Fazio

Vanderbilt University

Claire Wardle

First Draft

The pope endorsed Donald Trump. California lawmakers legalized child prostitution. Mike Pence called Michelle Obama “the most vulgar first lady we’ve ever had.” The headlines are eye-popping. And they’re completely untrue. As people increasingly get their news from social channels, many are encountering fake content that can leave them misinformed – and even affect how they vote. Join a Vanderbilt psychologist and journalists from AP and the First Draft Coalition as they discuss how the public perceives fake news – and how the news industry can make sure the truth wins out.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Journalism
Level: Beginner