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Friday, April 10, 2020
4:30 PM


Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall



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Critical Inquiry


Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor Event

Wendy Chun

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.