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3   April   2017
  
Subject Date End Date Author
MISINFORMATION: Can we limit the impact it has on our lives? 03 Apr 2017 18:45 03 Apr 2017 outsider
Monday 3rd April - 6.45pm

'MISINFORMATION: Can we limit the impact it has on our lives?'
with Joseph O'Leary

'In a world of information technology and social media, the dissemination of so-called ‘facts’ is faster, more insistent and more far-reaching than ever before. These facts are critically important in informing people’s value judgements and subsequent decisions, but unfortunately they cannot be relied upon. Rather, we increasingly appear to live in a post-truth world, where politicians, corporations and the media constantly reassert falsehoods in an effort to further their own objectives by influencing the judgement of those who elect them or finance their operations. This practice can frequently have disastrous results, as the Chilcot Enquiry, for example, and more recently the EU Referendum campaign, has illustrated all too clearly. Joseph O’Leary is the Senior Researcher at Full Fact, a non-partisan and independent organisation that fact-checks information within the UK and also works with government departments and research institutions to improve the quality and communication of information at source. He will discuss these issues with us at the end of a period where distorted facts and erroneous reporting has had particularly profound outcomes all over the world.'
Format of the Talks
The talks begin at 6.45pm and end around 8.30pm giving plenty of time for questions and discussion. Entrance Fee: £3 (£2 for concessions). Tickets on the door. Wine and soft drinks will be on sale and we suggest you arrive 15 minutes beforehand so that you can settle in with a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Finding the Cafe Diplo
The Cafe is at our usual venue at The Gallery, Alan Baxter & Associates LLP, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL. The nearest tube/overground station is Farringdon and from there you head up the hill into Cowcross Street. On the right hand side you pass the "Three Compasses" Pub and about 50 metres further on you will see some iron gates with a small Cafe Diplo sign. Inside the gate you will find the reception area. Link to directions to the venue.
 

 


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