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Fake News & the First Amendment: The Search for Truth in a Post-Truth Age

November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
San Francisco, CA

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo joins an illustrious panel of free speech experts on Thursday, Nov. 30 to discuss the complexities of the so-called "fake news" problem.  As the First Amendment Coalition, the sponsor of the event, explains: 

The term “fake news” burst on to the scene during the 2016 election and appears to have earned a permanent spot in the journalistic and political lexicon. But what does it actually mean? Journalists, social media outlets, politicians and news consumers can’t seem to agree on what the term encompasses, much less what its impact and potential remedies are. Do tech companies bear responsibility for containing it, and can they do so without bias or improper censorship? What is the role of the traditional press? 

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reserve your seat

What: Fake News & the First Amendment: The Search for Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Who: Nate Cardozo (EFF), Victoria Baranetsky (Center for Investigative Reporting), Dan Gillmor (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Arizona State University), Megan Graham (UC Berkeley Law School), Tom Peele (Bay Area News Group), David Snyder (First Amendment Coalition)

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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