Date(s) - 13/02/2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
We will be launching our new research report ‘Faking It: Fake News and How it Impacts on the Charity Sector‘ at a special event with author, Helen Magee presenting the key findings and a panel of report contributors.
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About the event
We will be launching it on the morning of Tuesday, February 13th at the ITN Boardroom, London. Chairing the panel will be Penny Marshall, Social Affairs Editor for ITV News. We also welcome the following panel members who will discuss how fake news has affected charities and their staff:
- Helen Magee, the report author
- Sean Ryan, Director of Media, Save the Children
- Patrick Worrall, Senior Producer, Channel 4 FactCheck
- Erin Simpson, Oxford Internet Institute
Tea and coffee refreshments will be available from 9:00am and the presentation will start at 9:30am. We estimate the event will finish at 11:00am.
About the Faking It report
Fake news is of course a very topical issue and much has been written about it, but this is the first report that examines the implications of fake news for the charity sector.
In an increasingly strident online environment it’s much harder for charities to be heard. It’s also easy for them to fall victim to false accusations, which often originate online but gain traction through mainstream media. Sometimes misinformation is disseminated by NGOs, whether intentionally or not.
As many institutions, including charities, suffer from a loss of trust, some audiences are more likely to listen to their family and friends than to traditional news sources.
In this report we examine the phenomenon of fake news and look at specific examples that have had a direct impact on charities, particularly those involved with international development. And we make recommendations to help charities negotiate the increasingly complex media landscape and rebuild trust amongst their supporters, the media and the general public.
View the Faking It: Fake News and How it Impacts on the Charity Sector report
Bookings are closed for this event.