The term “fake news” burst on to the scene during the 2016 election and appears to have earned a permanent spot in the journalistic and political lexicon. But what does it actually mean? Journalists, social media outlets, politicians and news consumers can’t seem to agree on what the term encompasses, much less what its impact and potential remedies are. Do tech companies bear responsibility for containing it, and can they do so without bias or improper censorship? What is the role of the traditional press?
Join a panel of experts in media, politics and law as we address these questions and more. Hosted by the First Amendment Coalition as part of the California Press Foundation’s 140th Winter Meeting in San Francisco.