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Sussex Salon: Can elections be made fairer by regulating fake news?

Tuesday 19 November 19:30 until 21:30
Brighton Dome
Speaker: Professor Chris Marsden - Professor of Media Law at the University of Sussex
Part of the series: Sussex Salon

Can elections be made fairer by regulating fake news?

Is democracy being undermined by digital disinformation? Are elections free and fair?

At the upcoming Sussex Salon experts from the University of Sussex and special guests will discuss the latest research on how to regulate the trolls and bot accounts that amplify fake news across the internet. Who is responsible and who can be held to account? Are the same politicians and social media giants both the cause of the problem and the source of the proclaimed solution? We will look at the social scientific research that can help us safeguard democracy and free expression, including citizens’ right to be informed.

The Sussex Salon will be held in the intimate setting of the Museum Lab at the Brighton Dome from 7:30pm. Panellists at the event include:

Professor Chris Marsden  - Professor of Media Law at the University of Sussex

Duncan Campbell – Investigative Reporter

Dr Andres Guadamuz – Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex

Dr Emma Briant - Scholar in Residence, American University

Maria Bjarnadottir -  Deputy Chair, Media Council of Iceland

Clare Hoban - Media Law Solicitor

Tickets can be booked through https://brightondome.org/event/24550/sussex_salon/ or by calling the Brighton Dome Ticket Office on 01273 709709.

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By: Charlotte Shamoon
Last updated: Friday, 11 October 2019

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