Can We Fight Fake News Without Killing the Truth?

Can We Fight Fake News Without Killing the Truth?
Recording: Can We Fight Fake News Without Killing the Truth?, Mar 11, 2019


Wajahat Ali

Anjana Susarla

Shaarik Zafar


Now that the Internet and social media are used extensively to facilitate the flow of information, it has also enabled the amplification of fake news, post-truth and hate speech. This chaos has prompted some legislators and policymakers to attempt to regulate digital spaces, including news sites, social networks, and communications tools. But how can genuine concerns be addressed without increasing the risk of censorship of valid ideas and impeding fundamental rights of freedom of expression ? How can we work together to ensure that all stakeholders of online spaces - journalists, academics, businesses, governments, and ordinary users of social media - have both their rights of free expression and their right to not be manipulated protected?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate