Fake News is here. What is to be of democracy and trust?

By Malene Vedersø

Fake news is a part of our everyday, whether we like it or not. Our society is built on information, on our informed choices, and thus also on the actions of our elected politicians.

Can we trust our politicians to base decisions on presumably valid information?

On Wednesday October 6, we are warming up for Denmark’s biggest Tech Festival – Internet Week Denmark 2021 – by inviting you to a talk and debate about Fake News at Dokk1 in Aarhus. To set the stage for Fake News and its implications for democracy, professor Vincent F. Hendricks will, among other relevant profiles, give his philosophical and researched take on the matter.

First and foremost, Vincent will illuminate the essence of Fake News and its consequences, and thereby kick in the debate about algorithms, digital formation and Tech Giants. He will then be joined by a panel of researchers, politicians and industry professionals who will contribute with different perspectives and solutions.

Fake News and misinformation create pressure on our democracy and on our trust in news and social media. Can we trust what we read in news and sociale media? Can we trust that we base decisions on valid information? Can we be sure that the news is not manipulated? These issues are important to address in changing times and a coming american election. So for one night we will set the stage for Fake News, Democracy and Trust.

 

Info:

Location: Dokk1, Store Sal

Date: October 6 at 19.30

Program:

  • 19.30 – 20.30 Talk from Vincent F. Hendricks
  • 20.40 – 21.30 Debate between Vincent F. Hendricks, Uffe Lyngaae og Morten Løkkegaard – among others.

Ticket: Find your tickets here

Price: 150 kr and free for members of DigitalLead

The speakers are: Vincent F. Hendricks, Morten Løkkegaard, Uffe Lyngaae

 

The event has been made in collaboration with DigitalLead, Infinit, Dokk1 and COMPACT – Social Media and Convergence.