22/02/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002

Who’s afraid of the big bad fake news


Many people care enough about fake news to harbor strong personal convictions about it, although the bases for these convictions either way are often quite wobbly. I will share my views on this trendy issue du jour by pointing out what we all know to be true but tend to forget when thinking and talking about fake news. My talk will be sprinkled with bits of heresy here and there, which may sabotage some of your existing beliefs and make you look at fake news differently next time it pops up in the press or parties.


Prof. Steve GUO, professor in the Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research mainly focuses on media content production and audience effects.