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– VIEW THE PHOTOS
– WATCH THE CONVERSATION FEATURING ASAPSCIENCE’S MITCHELL MOFFIT AND GREGORY BROWN, WITH SUPRIYA DWIVEDi, OR LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
– WATCH THE CONVERSATION FEATURING CBC NEWS’ KALEIGH ROGERS AND BUZZFEED NEWS’ JANE LYTYVNENKO, WITH GLOBAL NEWS’ FARAH NASSER, OR LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Over the past three years, the precipitous rise of ‘fake news’ online has become one of the biggest challenges for democracies around the world. Academics, political experts, and journalists warn that the easy spread of misinformation affects public debate and drives polarization in our societies.
So how can we protect ourselves from ‘fake news’? Is the government doing enough, or has this become too big of a problem? What about the responsibilities of the social media platforms that can amplify misinformation? Most important, how can we ensure that in the run-up to the October federal election, Canadian citizens don’t fall prey to misinformation as they make up their minds on who to vote for?
Come to a special evening of discussions on what to do about ‘fake news’:
First, you’ll get to hear a conversation about the science of fake news with Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, the Canadian YouTubers responsible for wildly popular AsapSCIENCE, a YouTube science channel with over 8 million subscribers, in a conversation with Supriya Dwivedi, from Global News.
Then, hear a discussion with Kaleigh Rogers from CBC News and Jane Lytvynenko from BuzzFeed News, experts on how misinformation is spreading in Canada. Moderated by Farah Nasser, from Global News.
** Come learn about the rollout of CJF’s NewsWise 2.0, the second phase of our news literacy initiative. ** This event is a partnership of our J-Talks series (#CJFjtalk) and the Toronto Public Library’s On Civil Society (#OnCivilSociety) series.
Monday, September 16
Doors open (cash bar): 6 p.m. | Discussion: 7p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Public Library 780 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor Toronto View map
This event is free, but you must register to attend. Click on the link below to get tickets.