Repeats every week until Mon Mar 05 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018.
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
David Brower Center
Today’s media landscape is dangerous territory. Hoaxes, “clickbait” headlines, and opinion that passes for news are creating confusion, punching holes in the truth, and leading us to doubt everything branded as “news.” Hyper-partisan blogs generate more traffic on social media than real news sites. We will look at the phenomenal rise of fake news, who writes it, why people believe it, and its consequences.
Beverly Crawford is a professor emerita in international and area studies and the Travers Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley, where she was also director of the Center for German and European Studies.