Fake news is on the rise in many countries, distorting public debate about pressing issues and potentially interfering in elections. Despite these dangers, attempts to combat fake news can be ineffective for a number of reasons. In this video, learn more about fake news, common pitfalls in fact-checking, and how to more effectively respond to fake news with Professor D.J. Flynn.
D.J. Flynn is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University. He is also affiliated with IE’s Center for the Governance of Change. His research focuses on misinformation, public opinion, and survey and experimental methodology. He currently teaches courses on public opinion, political communication, and quantitative methods at IE University.