Date & Time
Friday, April 10, 2020
Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor Event
Public Lecture 1: Beyond Verification: Authenticity and Mis/Disinformation
That fake news has affected recent political events in the U.S. and abroad has become a truism; the sense that combating fake news entails more than fact checking and verification similarly has become accepted wisdom. So how do we understand and respond to fake news? This talk will map out different approaches to fake news in diverse disciplines / sectors, and outline a response that focuses on understanding why and how users find information to be true regardless of its facticity. Framing fake news as an inter-medial narrative, It will outline an approach based in dramatic / literary conceptions of authenticity.