Available for download (PDF):
Connected Learning in the Higher Education of Refugees: A Critical Report
Author: Dr. Shaun Grech, Director of The Critical Institute & Executive Director of Global Disability Watch
Fakes, Hacks, Hoaxes & Tall Tales – The state of U.S. Media in the Post-truth Era
Author: Prof. Michael Bugeja, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University
Fostering Critical Thinking Skills Through the Teaching of Ethics in Maltese Schools
Author: Lucianne Zammit, Visiting Lecturer – Faculty of Education, University of Malta
Extensive resources relating to the implications and challenges of living in the post-truth era have been compiled to accompany the conference: ‘Understanding the Post-truth Society: from Fake News, Datafication & Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’ that took place in Valletta, Malta, on the 10th & 11th of October 2019.
‘Understanding the Post Truth Society’ conference featured
in Times of Malta:
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 3CL, introduces the rationale for the conference: ‘Understanding the Post-truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication & Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’
Dr. Alex Grech and Prof. 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.
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?’
Famed photojournalist and Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster, Dr. Massimiliano Fusari gives his take on the importance of truth.
Expert in Children’s Digital Lifestyles & Literacy, Dr. Joanne Orlando talks about the implications of fake news for children.
The world is run by comedians, but is anyone laughing? by Will Self for the Guardian.
Deepfake danger: what a viral clip of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise tells us by Elle Hunt for the Guardian.
Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing? by Zoe Kleinman for BBC News.
Tristan Harris: How better tech could protect us from distraction? – TEDx Brussels.
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.
The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras – by Alex Hern in Las Vegas 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.
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
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.
We Don’t Need Social Media – by Colin Horgan for Medium.
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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