Fake news. One of the biggest buzz words of recent years. But what does it mean, and what are its implications for the UK? Join us at the Fabian Society HQ at 7pm on Wednesday 9 May to find out.
We’ll be speaking to Ian C. Lucas, Labour Member of Parliament for Wrexham, and member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee, offering his insights into the enquiry into fake news.
In the last few months, the DCMS Committee has travelled to Washington D.C. for its inquiry into fake news, holding evidence sessions on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. It has also heard from the Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, who said the Government would “not rule out legislation” to crack down on “obviously illegal content” on social media.
Ian was also at the evidence sessions with Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix, as well as the whistle-blower Christopher Wylie. With fake news and the misuse of data right at the top of the political agenda – and the DCMS report to be published this summer – there’s never been a better time to hear from a parliamentarian at the heart of the action.
The session will be introduced by network Chair Tristan Grove, then Communications Officer Marian Craig will be leading a Q and A with Ian on fake news and what it means for the law and media landscape of the UK.
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