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Do worry, be happy: What's fake? What's news?

24-5-18 19:30 - 24-5-18 22:30
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Did you know that eminent members of the US Democratic Party participate in one of the biggest paedophilia networks of the US, secretly run from a pizzeria? Did you hear that Dutch member of parliament Alexander Pechtold demonstrated alongside Hamas terrorists? No?! That might be because both are fake news, fabricated to influence public opinion.

During this evening, you will learn how to deal with the phenomenon of fake news. Although not recent, fake news is gaining resonance thanks to the social media allowing for its rapid and worldwide spread. A glance at anyone’s social media page demonstrates how much many of us still struggle to identify it.


19:30-20:00 Doors open
20:00-20:10 Introduction by Elodie Mugrefya (moderator)
20:10-20:25 What is fake news? Speaker TBC
20:25-20:45 Case Study by Amir Ebrahimi Fard, TU Delft
20:45-21:45 Workshop
21:45-22:00 Discussion

About Do worry, be happy

This event is part of the series Do worry, be happy in which we talk to experts in the field of technology, innovation and ethics about new developments. Should we be worried about how technology will shape the future? How do we keep control? Do Worry, but be happy!