Fake News: What’s New?

Sunday 8th October, 4.15-5.45pm, Library

Lately much has been made of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. But what are we dealing with here: something new or just a new way of talking about something that is not new at all?  What is the role of social media in all this?  A distinguished panel discuss these questions: academic and researcher, Rita Marcella of Robert Gordon’s University; freelance journalist and writer, Marcello Mega; Director of Common Weal and campaigner, Robin McAlpine.

Chair: Alastair Cameron

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

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