Fact vs. Fake

Fighting back against fake news
September 13, 2017

Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time. Many Americans get their news on social media, where false stories, propaganda and one-sided perspectives spread like wildfire. Join The Seattle Times LiveWire for a timely forum with technology and journalism experts about how to fight fake news and preserve the integrity of a free, independent and legitimate press.

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Event Speakers
Jeanne Bourgault
Jeanne Bourgault
Bourgault is President and CEO of Internews, an international nonprofit that works to empower local media and ensure access to trusted, quality information around the world. Internews develops approaches and journalistic principles to create positive change for underserved communities around the world.
Delip Rao
Delip Rao
Rao is the founder of Joostware, an AI research consulting firm. He created the Fake News Challenge, which brings AI researchers and technologists together to assist the journalism community by identifying and streamlining fact-checking workflows. FNC recently won a grant from the Knight Foundation.
Jevin West
Jevin West
Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, West co-directs the DataLab and co-teaches the “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” class, which went viral within hours. He develops knowledge discovery tools to both study and facilitate science.
Sharon Pian Chan
Sharon Pian Chan
As The Seattle Times’ Vice President of Innovation, Product and Development, Chan leads content funding and development, and manages the product and business intelligence teams. Previously, she was Associate Opinion Editor and a reporter covering Microsoft and T-Mobile.
Michele Matassa Flores
Michele Matassa Flores
As The Seattle Times’ Managing Editor, Matassa Flores oversees about 150 journalists and directs all newsroom operations. She has worked in nearly every news department during her 24 years at The Times and has held leadership roles at Crosscut and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
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