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Joy Mayer and Lynn Walsh of the Trusting News project share how you can respond to claims of misinformation, disinformation and "fake news" while defending your journalism.
Social media is swarming with sophisticated disinformation campaigns and manipulated media that can snare even the most tech-savvy journalists. Groups and individuals frequently set traps for journalists, exploiting the algorithms designed to give social media users the platform experiences they've come to enjoy.
Fresh from testifying before Congress, Dr. Joan Donovan will sit for a one-hour interview with SPJ Journalist on Call Rod Hicks. Dr. Donovan is Research Director at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Hicks will focus his questions on online activity directed to journalists and ways journalists are unwittingly used to help spread misinformation and recruit for extremist groups.
Learn from Glenn Kessler, editor and chief writer of The Washington Post's Fact Checker and Asawin Suebsaeng, White House Reporter at The Daily Beast, about how to cut through lies, unproven conspiracies, disinformation and report the truth during this high-stakes election season. Moderated by SPJ Ethics Committee Chair Danielle McLean.
"Selling Lies" is an explosive new film by Academy Award-Nominated Director Leslie Iwerks.
Selling Lies offers a rare glimpse inside the secret network behind these websites, including one notorious ringleader whose social media reach had vast implications on American readers, and explores how disinformation campaigns are continuing to strongly impact the U.S. today leading into the 2020 presidential election.