Mar 01 2018
‘On Uncertainty: Fake News, Post-Truth, and the Question of Judgment in Syria’ presented by Colorado College at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Colorado Springs CO

'On Uncertainty: Fake News, Post-Truth, and the Question of Judgment in Syria'

Presented by Colorado College at Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre

Lisa Wedeen, a professor at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture entitled: "On Uncertainty: Fake News, Post-Truth, and the Question of Judgment in Syria".

Facebook’s decision in 2014 to shut down pages devoted to the Syrian uprising raised important concerns about the social networking giant’s adjudication of content, but it also highlighted the difficulty involved in ascertaining the truth of claims circulating in Syria’s “media wars” since the uprising began in March 2011. Far from establishing “what really happened,” the multiplication of distribution sites, the ease with which digital photos can be doctored, the speed with which “news” gets circulated and then superseded by the next catastrophe, and the competition between rival discourses registering moral outrage have led to new forms of uncertainty.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public.

Email: jpauls@coloradocollege.edu

Dates & Times

2018/03/01 - 2018/03/01

Location Info

Cornerstone Arts Center Richard F. Celeste Theatre

825 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903