The 2017 General Election was yet another example that defied the odds and shifted the political landscape, especially on the back of unexpectedly high youth turnout. But, as more and more campaigning is done outside traditional channels, it shows how new thinking is needed to understand what influences elections, from how we use facts and expertise, to the role of fake news, social media and digital literacy.
Will Moy, Director of Full Fact, will examine:
‘Fake news’ in the General Election campaign and what measures have been taken to combat it
How the (mis)use of facts and statics affects campaigning and political discourse, especially through digital media
The role of digital literacy and engaged citizens in interpreting and spreading full facts
Tickets include a wine reception following the talk, as well as opportunities for networking.
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