The Future of News: Is There a War on Truth?

Is the internet loosening our collective grasp on the truth, and if so, how do we solve it? Pioneers of digital news once argued that new online sources and lower barriers to entry would bring us new perspectives about the world. But many did not anticipate that the internet would destroy traditional media gatekeepers and give everyone a chance to indulge in news that confirms their preexisting ideas. A panel of seasoned journalists discusses why this happens—the mechanisms for how the internet enables lies—and what big media and tech companies can do about it, if anything. Underwritten by Pearson

Festival: 2017

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