04 Jan Fakes, Lies & Videotape – How Our Minds Are Made Up
Monday 8 Feb 2021, 7pm.
Julia Bicknell will be the speaker at an online event hosted by the London Institute For Contemporary Christianity.
The advent of digital media promised to democratise access to information, opening up possibilities for voices who would no longer need to prove their validity and significance to the gatekeepers of traditional media, such as the broadcast channels and mass-circulation newspapers. To some extent this has happened but we’ve all heard of ‘clickbait’ news, where all that matters is attracting your eyeballs, if only for seconds – and now that there’s the technology to create fake videos where faces and voices are transposed, how can we trust anything we see or hear?
Julia brings her long experience of sifting false from fact to help us discern reliable sources of information and be alert to the ways news can be manipulated.
Online tickets £5 – Register here