Has the post-truth era killed our chance of having an election based on facts and stats?

 
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Monday 22 May 2017, 06:30pm - 08:00pm

 
Location The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

We are told we now live in a post-truth world of fake news. What does this mean for the conduct of the General Election? How can we improve the quality of debate so that the public are informed of real facts and statistics rather than ‘alternative facts’? What role should politicians, the media and civil society play? Join the British Academy and Royal Statistical Society for this panel debate featuring expert speakers.

Confirmed speakers:
Baroness Onora O'Neill FBA, Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge; past President of the British Academy
Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS, Chair, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and President, Royal Statistical Society
Megan Lucero, Director of The Bureau Local, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rob Booth, Journalist specialising in fake news and social media, The Guardian

Chair:
Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
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Organising Group(s) Royal Statistical Society, British Academy

 

 

 

 

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