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Monday, August 28 • 18:30 - 19:45
Fighting the fakes — Free event, co-presented with RMIT

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Fighting the fakes:

Presented by RMIT and the Walkley Foundation as part of Storyology

An entire verification ecosystem has sprung up to fight the problem of misinformation (y’know, “fake news”). From tech solutions to business models and strategies, hear from some of the superheroes focused on rebuilding trust in journalism and facts. Our panel, a veritable justice league for journalism, are fact-checkers, contextualisers, debunkers and educators employing an arsenal of new tech solutions and old-fashioned journalistic techniques. They’ll talk about how the media’s responsibilities to the public are changing now that everyone is a witness and it’s shockingly easy to fabricate facts.

This is a free event, but registration is essential. Register on Eventbrite


Russell Skelton

Founding director, RMIT ABC Fact Check

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Gordon Farrer

Chief academic investigator, RMIT ABC Fact Check
Gordon Farrer is chief academic investigator for RMIT ABC Fact Check and a lecturer in the RMIT School of Media and Communication’s journalism program. Before moving into academia he was a journalist for more than 25 years, having worked in the magazine and newspaper industries... Read More →
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Frederic Filloux

Editor, Monday Note
Frédéric Filloux is currently International Fellow at the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University.  He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter / blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. His co-author is Jean-Louis Gassée, a tech... Read More →
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Irene Jay Liu

News Lab Lead, Asia Pacific, Google
Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Singapore. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category, and taught data-driven investigative journalism at... Read More →
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Kate Torney

CEO, State Library of Victoria
Kate Torney was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the State Library of Victoria in July 2015.  SLV is Victoria’s oldest cultural institution and Australia’s busiest public library with around 1.9 million visitors each year over 4 million visits online. Kate is the... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2017 18:30 - 19:45 AEST
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000