At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
SFU Public Square and Vancity are proud to co-present Confronting the Disinformation Age, featuring Canadians David Frum, Senior Editor at The Atlantic; Sue Gardner, Executive Director of The Markup and former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation; and Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in a conversation moderated by the CBC’s Ian Hanomansing.
Information, though fundamental to our existence, has always been vulnerable to manipulation. Today, in what many are calling the “post-truth” era, we’re witnessing an epidemic of disinformation. How did we get here? To what extent has instantaneous access to facts and data eroded, rather than enhanced, our ability to trust others and make informed decisions?
Leading thinkers Frum, Gardner, and Wylie will discuss how information is being co-opted, monetized, and polluted in our current context and the impacts on our society. Join us for an informative evening during which we will consider the distortion of our information landscape and how we can all work together to confront it.