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Speaker(s): James Ball, Professor Charlie Beckett, Sophie Gaston
Chair: Professor Sonia Livingstone

Recorded on 2 May 2018 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission is working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. The four themes it is looking at are: journalism credibility, platform responsibility, political communications and media literacy and citizenship.

At this event the audience is invited to put questions and views about misinformation direct to our expert panel.

James Ball (@jamesrbuk) is a Commissioner of the LSE T3 project and the author of Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World.

Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) is a Professor in LSE's Department of Media and Communications and Director of the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission.

Damian Collins MP (@DamianCollins) is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Folkestone and Hythe, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and Commissioner on the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission.

Sophie Gaston (@sophgaston) is Deputy Director and Head of International Research at Demos.

Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and Chair of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission.

The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the United Kingdom and #3 globally in our field (2018 QS World University Rankings).

Update, Monday 30 April: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Baroness Kidron is no longer able to speak at this event, but we are delighted to be joined by Sophie Gaston.

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