Social media is struggling with an epidemic. Fake news spreads like a virus, with its ludicrous claims and compelling headlines. Some claim it cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency. Some say it has encouraged Britain to drastically alter it’s political futures. Others think it’s just a bunch of opportunists running get rich quick schemes.

In a “post-truth” world, where we’ve had enough of experts and can prove anything with facts; what challenges must we address in order to combat fake news? As a Skeptic community, how does this affect us?

Reading List

Buzzfeed Data Analysis

Trump’s Election

Post-Truth

Studies

Politicians

Fixes

Presented At

  • Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub, 19 Jul 2017
  • Teesside Skeptics in the Pub, 06 Apr 2017
  • York Skeptics in the Pub, 27 Mar 2017
  • Newcastle Skeptics in the Pub, 11 Jan 2017