10 July 2019
"All around the world, fake news is now the poison in the bloodstream of our societies – destabilising democracy and undermining trust in institutions and the rule of law’ - Speech by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBCM - Lord Speaker Lecture – Wednesday 20th March 2019
Propaganda, deception, suppression of free speech, have all been enduring issues for every society, but in recent years terms like ‘fake news’ and misinformation have been heard in public discourse with alarming regularity.
So, what is happening to make it a live issue for news organisations? Can anything be done to push back against the wave of disinformation? What type of interventions are needed? Can ML help tackle disinformation?"