Populism, post-truth and fake news: the role of Civic Tech in the post-fact world

Mark Cridge
Mevan Babakar
Tiago Peixoto

26 Apr 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Main Plenary (Sala Verde)

It's been a rollercoaster year in politics! Wherever you call home, you cannot fail to have seen some pretty unexpected events unfold last year, and will no doubt have heard the terms 'fake news', 'populism' and 'post-truth' bandied around in the press and online. In this session we ponder some of these issues and discuss what civic tech's role in challenging some of these issues might be.