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Past events

Tuesday 20th November (2018) 
6.30-8pm, LSE Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Fighting Misinformation: the launch of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission report

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission has been working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. This event will launch the Commission's report, at which the report's key recommendations will be presented to the public.

Polly Curtis is the former Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost UK where she was responsible for all editorial output and standards on the award winning HuffPost UK website, overseeing a newsroom of 45 editors and reporters across the UK. Previously, the vast majority of her career was at The Guardian where she was a reporter, a correspondent working from the House of Commons, Deputy National Editor and then Digital Editor. Polly is also on the board of the Society of Editors and on the advisory panel of experts for the Cairncross Review.

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

Damian Tambini, Associate Professor in the LSE Department of Media and Communications, and the Special Advisor to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. He is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy and is frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees and provide formal and informal policy advice to government.

Charlie Beckett, founding director of Polis, the think-tank for research and debate around international journalism and society in the Department of Media and Communications. Charlie is also director of the Media Policy Project and Lead Commissioner for the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission (T3). 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEt3

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Monday 1st October (2018)
4.30pm - 6pm

News media in Western Europe: populism and politics
An LSE discussion with Pew Research Center

 How do people across Europe engage with the news media and do political dynamics contribute to their news habits and attitudes? Join the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission as we welcome Pew Research Center as they present the Center’s findings of a major new survey about attitudes to news media in the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

Pew Research Center will also present research on Americans’ attitudes toward the news media and their ability to distinguish between factual and opinion news statements, which will provide a fascinating and timely insight into public engagement with news media at a critical moment in the history of journalism.


Amy Mitchell, Director of Journalism Research, Pew Research Center
Charlie Beckett (Chair), Director, LSE Truth Trust and Technology Commission, Director, Media Policy Project and Founder, Polis (LSE Department of Media and Communications)


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Tuesday 12th June (2018)
6.30pm-8pm, LSE Alumni Theatre

Digital Dominance: the power of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple

Are Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft too powerful and what impact does this have on our democracies? 

Join Paddy Barwise, Martin Moore, Sonia Livingstone and Damian Tambini for a discussion on the political, economic and social impacts of technologies platforms, asking how policy needs to respond to the dominance of these and other tech companies.

Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School
Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, LSE Department of Media and Communications
Martin Moore, Director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, and Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute, King’s College London

Damian Tambini (Chair), Research Director, LSE Department of Media and Communications



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Wednesday 02 May 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Restoring Trust: how do we tackle the crisis in public information?

At this event the audience is invited to put questions and views about misinformation direct to our expert panel on the four key themes of the Commission:  journalism credibility, platform responsibility, political communications and media literacy and citizenship. 


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 and Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Baroness Kidron is a crossbench peer and film director.

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.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEt3


Thursday 03 May 2018 6.00pm-7.30pm

onald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise—to many analysts, journalists, and voters.  What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election?

To discuss this and more, we are joined by contributors to the anthology Trump and the Media in which journalism and technology experts grapple with these questions in a series of short, thought-provoking essays.

Pablo J. Boczkowski
Chris W Anderson
Gina Neff
Charlie Beckett