Filters, bait and plain fake: Today's news

Filters, bait and plain fake: Today's news

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ NZI Building, 1 Fanshawe Street, Auckland 1010

Bending the truth and peddling alternative facts is certainly nothing new, but social media has sped the spread. The potential impact on democracy has sparked the big social media networks to take action.

But is that enough?

  • How do we find quality news among the clickbait and “sponsored content”?
  • Will fake news become prevalent as the election unfolds?
  • What assurances can publishers give us that the photo we see is the Real Deal and not Alec Baldwin in costume?
  • How do we know those 3 cows got out safely after the Kaikoura quakes left them stranded on a grassy cliff island?

These are important questions. We will get the answers!