In this digital age it has become increasingly easy to keep up to date on a variety of subjects and to access news from all over the world. At the same time, however, deliberate misinformation and forged facts are spread via online (social) media. As the case of Spiegel-journalist Claas Relotius showed, this widespread misinformation is undermining serious media coverage. In this talk we will first look at the history and possible definitions of 'Fake News' and then discuss what role they play in today's politics and in our daily lives, as well as how we can avoid falling for them.
Speaker: Dr. Stefanie Claudia Fricke