How to Navigate Information in a Fake News World


As the founder of, the oldest and most-respected fact-checking site online, David Mikkelson has been combating “fake news” for decades. Well in advance of the 2016 election, Snopes saw the rise of false information and has been debunking false stories on everything from politics, entertainment, health and beyond—reaching an audience of millions. David will walk audiences through the origins of fake news, its impact on society, and how individuals, families, organizations, companies, and governments can protect themselves in this new information environment.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session