Kellyanne Conway, adviser to US president Donald Trump, coined the term “alternative facts” in January 2017 when defending White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who was caught out lying about crowd numbers at Trump’s inauguration. This Orwellian notion presents a clear and present danger to society. Historian Deborah Lipstadt shares her personal experience of battling alternative facts and offers strategies to expose those attempting to camouflage lies as truth. getAbstract recommends Lipstadt’s timely talk to anyone fighting the assault on truth.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Holocaust deniers attract followers,
- How the libel trial against historian Deborah Lipstadt unfolded and
- How to fight the war on truth.
About the Speaker
Deborah Lipstadt is a professor of Holocaust studies at Emory University.
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