“FAKE NEWS – HOW THEY MAKE POLITICS OUT OF LIES”

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 1.30 – 2.30 pm
 
Panel discussion (German / English)
 

“People are far readier to believe a lie they’ve already heard a hundred times than a truth that’s completely new.” This realisation on the part of Austrian author Alfred Polgar takes on a completely new quality in the age of electronic news distribution. How can today’s civil society protect itself against deliberate misinformation and political manipulation?

Participants: 
Maren Urner (Germany), neuroscientist; founder of the Perspective Daily magazine for constructive journalism
Matthew Karnitschnig (Germany), journalist, chief European correspondent for the US magazine Politico
Yevhen Fedchenko (Ukraine), founder and publisher of the www.stopfake.org website and director of the Mohyla School of Journalism in Kiev
Johannes Ebert (Germany), Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut

Chaired by: Vladimir Balzer (Germany), journalist and moderator, Deutschlandradio Kultur and mdr
 
Cooperation: Goethe-Institut
 
Location: Weltempfang Stage, Hall 3.1, Stand L25