Come join our “Post-truth” debate on November 7th

Kärbes

November 7, 2017

Telliskivi 60a / Building C1

Tallinn

We are organizing a debate about the concept of “post-truth” on Tuesday 7 November at 17:30 at the cafe-restaurant Kärbes in Telliskivi. Register

In 2016, after British and US elections shaken by “fake news”, the Oxford Dictionary picked “post-truth” as the word of the year, which it defined by “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.

Where does this concept come from? Why such a paradox in an era of information and big data? What impacts on our societies? Can fake news be regulated?

Those questions, among others, are the ones we invite you to come discuss in a convivial atmosphere with our speakers:

  • Thierry Vallat is a Paris- and Tallinn-based lawyer specialized in digital issues
  • Marju Himma-Kadakas is editor in chief for the science portal of ERR News and a PhD candidate in Media studies at the University of Tartu
  • Andrey Krashevskiy is a journalist-editor for ERR News in Russian

The debate will be held in English and will be moderated by the French Institute.

Free entry (please fill the form)

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This event is part of our initiative Digital November (Novembre numérique).

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