The use of social media to manipulate public opinion is now considered a global problem. Digital literacy is therefore crucial in navigating the increasingly complex digital environment from which we gather news and information. As digital public spaces have become some of the most popular sources for news, how can people tell which information is reliable?
On 24 September, the New Statesman virtually convened its annual conference during Labour week, with a series of panel events, interviews and guest speeches from some of the Labour party’s most senior members, as well as business leaders and experts. An online panel discussion and live Q&A, sponsored by PUBLIC, explored these key issues. The panel, chaired by NS Tech editor Oscar Williams, brought together Darren Jones MP, author Nina Schick, CEO of Countering Digital Hate Imran Ahmed, and CTO of PUBLIC Andy Richardson to discuss the threat of disinformation and how to build back trust in digital platforms as sources of news.
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