What is “fake news” and is it something new? How does it differ from propaganda and disinformation? Have digital technologies and social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) intensified the power and potential influence of “fake news”?
Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite the public to this inaugural panel discussion where an outstanding line-up of journalists, academics, diplomats, library leaders, and Middle East experts will attempt to unpack the ways in which fake news is being used in the current political climate to manipulate political agendas, such as its presumed role in influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 Qatar/GCC crisis – and what should be done about it.
Roger Cohen, journalist and columnist - The New York Times
Roly Keating, Chief Executive - The British Library
Charles Henry, President - Council on Library and Information Resources
Maggie Salem, Executive Director - Qatar Foundation International
Moderator: Samer Shehata, Professor of Middle East Studies - University of Oklahoma|
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Venue: QNL Special Events Area
Language: English, but interpretation into Arabic will be provided
Seats are limited. To register, please click the button below.