SymBozium: Fake News or Free Speech?
@ The Emerson
- Date: 10/23/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: The Emerson's Crawford Theater
111 S Grand Ave
Bozeman, Montana 59715
"Fake news" has always been part of the communication landscape. The difference now is that we are inundated with social media that makes it possible to disseminate "fake news” quickly and easily. In the past "fake news" was used as propaganda to isolate individuals or groups of people, destabilize governments, and foment anarchy. "Fake news" may be inaccurate, dishonest, misleading, intentionally untrue, and even intended to damage the paradigm of factual information. But is it illegal? Is it protected by the First Amendment? Can "fake news" -- or suppressing it -- undermine our democratic way of life? This event is free, however, if you would please register above, we will have a better idea of what to expect.
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