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Fact vs. Fake

Fighting back against fake news
September 13, 2017, 6:30 PM, Kane Hall

The success of The Seattle Times LiveWire event series continued with “Fact vs. Fake: Fighting back against fake news,” an engaging forum about how to combat misinformation and preserve the integrity of a free, independent and legitimate press.

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UW panel on battling fake news: ‘Think more, share less’

On the Scene: LiveWire event panel fights back against fake news

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There’s no silver bullet for solving this challenge … The most important, long-term solution is building locally relevant, trusted information.

Jeanne Bourgault, President & CEO of Internews

We need humans in the loop. Expert judgment is indispensable.

Delip Rao, Organizer, Fake News Challenge

Misinformation, many times, is dressed in the authority of data and statistics. We want to help the public identify and refute this kind of false information.

Jevin West, Assistant Professor, UW Information School

People are … more reliant on Facebook, where speech can get very ugly, very quickly, and it’s very hard to control.

Jeanne Bourgault, President & CEO of Internews

Fake news and misinformation are one of society's most dire problems; democracy and world preservation are at stake.

Jevin West, Assistant Professor, UW Information School

A lot of the work of fact-checkers and journalists tracking fake news is manual, and I hope we can change that.

Delip Rao, Organizer, Fake News Challenge

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