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Fake News: How Disinformation Is Spread & Technological Advances Are Making It More Dangerous


Stories of fake news continue to make headlines, get spread by political leaders, and raise questions about what and whom to believe. Advances in technology now make it easy to create fake images and videos, a trend that raises alarms as we enter election season. We’ll discuss what more we’ve learned about identifying and combatting fake news, and what are some practical ways to counterbalance its impact on society.


  • Jeanne Bourgault, President of Internews
  • Chet Lunner, former journalist and retired executive, former Maine newspaper editor, Congressional chief of staff, 9/11 press secretary, Homeland Security intelligence officer, and staffer to four Cabinet secretaries.


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