RESTORING TRUST: how do we tackle the crisis in public information?

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Sheikh Zayed Theatre

No ticket required

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission is working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. The four themes it is looking at are: journalism credibility, platform responsibility, political communications and media literacy and citizenship.

At this event the audience is invited to put questions and views about misinformation direct to our expert panel: James Ball (@jamesrbuk) is a Commissioner of the LSE T3 project and author; Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) is a Professor in LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and Director of the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission; Damian Collins MP (@DamianCollins) is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe and Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee; Beeban Kidron is a crossbench peer and film director.  She is founder of 5Rights and a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Taskforce Growing Up Digital. Chair: Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and Chair of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission.

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Silverstone Room
TW3, 7.01

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Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise—to many analysts, journalists, and voters.  What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election? To discuss this and more, we are joined by contributors to the anthology Trump and the Media in which journalism and technology experts grapple with these questions in a series of short, thought-provoking essays.  With Pablo J. Boczkowski, C.W. Anderson and  Gina Neff. Chair: Charlie Beckett