'Fake News' : Causes, Effects, Solutions

Fake News
October 19, 2018
All Day
320 Pomerene Hall (TDAI Ideation Zone)


What is ‘fake news’? You hear the phrase everyday, but do you know what it means? Is ‘fake news’ new, or has it been around for a long time? Why do people believe ‘fake news', and why does it spread the way it does? Is there anything we can or should do to limit or stop the spread of 'fake news'? Together, with the panelists listed below, we'll explore these questions.


8:20-8:30 AM: Opening remarks

  • Don Hubin (Philosophy, OSU; Director, Center for Ethics and Human Values)
  • Bryan Weaver (Computer Science and Engineering, OSU)

8:30-10 AM: Panel 1 - Misinformation and Communication

  • Kelly Garrett (Communication, OSU)
  • Michael Lynch (Philosophy, UCONN)
  • Briony Swire-Thompson (Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences)


10:30 AM-12 PM: Panel 2 - Misinformation and the Mind

  • Emily Thorson (Political Science, Syracuse)
  • Eve Whitmore (Western Reserve Psychological Associates)
  • Mark Whitmore (Management and Information Systems, Kent State)


1:30-3 PM: Panel 3 - Misinformation and Society

  • Olga Kamenchuk (Communication, OSU)
  • Erik Nisbet (Communication, OSU)
  • Jeff Trimble (Former Deputy Director, Broadcasting Board of Governors)
  • Alex Worsnip (Philosophy, UNC-Chapel Hill)


3:30-4:30 PM: Breakout Session - Educational Responses to the ‘Fake News’ Challenge

  • Hilary Bussell (Libraries, OSU)


This event is generously sponsored by the School of Communication and University Libraries. This event is supported by the Decision Sciences Collaborative and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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