Fake News and Alternative Facts

Event Date: 21 February 2018
Room B04
Malet St building
Birkbeck College

The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents:

Workshop Week Staff Debate: Fake News and Alternative Facts

How do we distinguish between truth and fact? Is there such a thing as an “alternative” fact? In the age of fake news and “fake news!”, staff and researchers from Birkbeck College will discuss how information is used in policy-making, public discourse and campaign politics.

Rosie Campbell, Professor of Politics
Andrew Fugard, Senior Lecturer in Social Science Research Methods
Antonella Patteri, PhD candidate in the Department of Politics
Sam Ashenden, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Ali Burak Güven, Lecturer in International Relations, (Chair)

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