SXSW 2022

Solutions to living in a post-truth era

The rise of political and health misinformation has dominated social media, instantaneously shifting the perception of established fact among individuals and communities around the world. With divisions steeped through political and media echo chambers, a post-truth era now questions our universal truths, creating even more divide. This session explores how media literacy is critical when navigating the digital information ecosystem and taming the infodemic – knowing how and when to harness your skills in deciphering what’s real or fake and the role that Big Tech, journalism and governments play in this.

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Takeaways

  1. Media literacy is one of the solutions to a post-truth crisis
  2. The importance of journalism’s role in fact-checking to identify widespread misinformation
  3. How individuals can become more aware and vigilant of misinformation spreading through their daily lives

Speakers

Organizer

Deepal Patadia, Comms Mgr, Reuters

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Media Industry
  • Track 2 Tech Industry
  • Level: Advanced
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