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Will Moy, director of fact-checking agency Full Fact, examines concepts of trust, deceit and responsibility in the Information Age. At times, his lecture bogs down with minutiae and statistics, as one might expect from a professional fact-checker. getAbstract especially recommends the question-and-answer portion of Moy’s presentation, which elevates the discussion and addresses timely issues such as fake news and other post-truth concerns.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What potential and risks information carries in the modern age,
  • Why independent fact-checking agencies matter, and
  • Which current and future strategies can combat fake news and other misinformation.
 

About the Speaker

Will Moy runs Full Fact, a London-based nonprofit that provides independent fact-checking.

 

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Britain’s Sunday Times once reported that only 100 adult cod remained in the North Sea, which shocked the newspaper’s readership of fish-and-chips fans. But a misconception about the age of maturity among cod had skewed the ...

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