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Marianna Spring

Disinformation, Fake News and Social Media

Venue: Temple Church

14 September 2022 6:00 pm

Conspiracy theories, misinformation and speculation about Coronavirus, vaccines, the war in Ukraine – fake news now floods social media and some sections of society give unsubstantiated threads more credence than traditional news feeds. But who starts these rumours, who spreads them and what damage do they do? Marianna Spring, the BBC’s first specialist disinformation and social media reporter and presenter of Panorama and the Death by Conspiracy podcast, explains who is behind this misinformation and what motivates them, and explores the role of platforms like Google and Facebook when it comes to the spread of information – truth or lies. Talking to Julia Wheeler

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