Camden Conference 2020- Social Media and Democracy: Sorting True Information from “Fake News”

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Broadcast Date: 3-19-20

Social Media, Democracy, Fake News, and Fact Checking

Key Discussion Points:
-Research on how well online news users can distinguish between real news articles and phony “news”
-Methods for establishing “ground truth” for news articles
-Discussion of pros and cons of crowd-sourced fact checking

Joshua Tucker, Professor, New York University
David Brancaccio, American Public Media
Nic Newman, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Jeff Jarvis, Professor, City University of New York
Nicco Mele, Kennedy School, Harvard University