We are compiling extensive resources related to the implications and challenges of living in the post-truth society to accompany the October conference as background to the themes we’ll be discussing.
Dr Alex Grech, executive director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, talks to Times of Malta in an article entitled ‘We are edging to a world where reality is a matter of personal opinion’.
Dr Alex Grech, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, introduces the rationale for the conference: ‘Understanding the Post-truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication & Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’ taking place in Valletta, Malta, 10 – 11 October, 2019.
Dr Alex Grech and Professor Michael Bugeja share a common interest in exploring the post-truth era and discerning the ways in which it affects us all.
Author, educator and media entrepreneur Michael J. Casey talks about the moment that changed his outlook towards the influence of social media in the global political and social landscape.
Author, educator and media entrepreneur Michael J. Casey answers Georgetown University’s senior scholar Bryan Alexander‘s question: Is the current wave of independent web initiatives a viable alternative to the present state of internet?
The world is run by comedians, but is anyone laughing? by Will Self for the Guardian.
YouTube to adjust UK algorithm to cut false and extremist content by Alex Hern for the Guardian.
Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us by Elle Hunt for the Guardian.
Can Democracy Survive the Internet? by Nate Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing? by Zoe Kleinman for BBC News.
Tristan Harris: How better tech could protect us from distraction? – TEDx Brussels.
Facebook to stop stalking you off-site – but only if asked by Rory Cellan-Jones for BBC.
A mission for journalism in a time of crisis by Katharine Viner for the Guardian.
AI can read your emotions. Should it? by Tim Lewis for the Guardian.
How Britain Came to Accept a ‘No-Deal Brexit by Helen Lewis for the Atlantic.
Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind – by Antonio Regalado for MIT Technology Review.
Is AI the next big climate-change threat? We haven’t a clue – by Martin Giles for MIT Technology Review.
The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras – by Alex Hern in Las Vegas for the Guardian.
Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth – by Polly Toynbee for the Guardian.
Here’s the bad news: We need to take a good look at the cost to society without a functioning press – by Herman Grech for the Times of Malta.
Facebook could tackle fake news but chooses not to, regulator says – by Katharine Murphy Political editor for the Guardian.
China’s information war is trying to turn its citizens against Hong Kong Protesters – by Steven Lee Myers, & Paul Mozur for the Independent.
How much does Google know about you? – presented by Anushka Asthana with Alex Hern and Lois Beckett; produced by David Waters, Elizabeth Cassin, Gary Marshall and Axel Kacoutié, executive producers Phil Maynardand Nicole Jackson
Political ads are all over Facebook. But voters are in the dark about where they come from – by Martin Moore for the Guardian.
Operation InfeKtion: The Worldwide War on Truth – by The New York Times.
Disinfo Wars: A Taxonomy of Information Warfare – by Hossein Derakhshan on Medium.
European Council Report: INFORMATION DISORDER: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making – by Claire Wardle, PhD and Hossein Derakhshan.
Netflix Cambridge Analytica film: Social media is ‘like a crime scene’ – by Sinead Garvan, Newsbeat entertainment reporter.
It’s not that we’ve failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We’ve not even tried – by Shoshana Zuboff for the Guardian.
China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State – by Stephen McDonell, BBC News, Beijing.
We Don’t Need Social Media – by Colin Horgan for Medium.
Why novelist Mark Haddon lost faith in Twitter – Financial Times.
What happens to our data when we die? Elaine Kasket on a digital dilemma – by Ian Tucker for the Observer.
Social Media Has Taught Us To Talk Rather Than Listen by Kalev Leetaru for Forbes.
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