Hardesty Festival of Ideas Event: “Fake News, Filter Bubbles, Democracy” Available via Webcast Viewing, Feb. 22nd

Fake news is nothing new, but the anonymity of the social web has allowed it to spread faster and farther than ever before. 

At the same time, people are seeking and sharing information that reinforces their political views, aided by algorithms that target stories directly to them. The end result is a public that is finding it harder to discern fabrication from fiction, and a nation further divided.SC Employees Invited to Watch “Campus Conversation”

To explore these topics, The David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media will co-host, “Truth and Consequences: Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Democracy.” The panel discussion will be led by journalists and thought leaders who will address the impact of fake news and filter bubbles on our society and offer strategies on how to fight fake news and be better informed.

The event will begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms on the Morgantown Campus. However, you have two options to virtually attend this event:

  • Watch live from your computer at:  http://tlcommons.wvu.edu/Webcasts/
  • Attend a webcast viewing. See flyer below for details. This event is free and open to the public.