Event Start: 05 Feb 18 at 6:00 pm  |  Event End: 05 Feb 18 at 8:00 pm

Misinformed: Mishcon Academy & UCL event


IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing,
Wilkins Building, UCL,
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT 

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies hosted a roundtable discussion on media and politics in the age of the viral post, troll farm and automated botnet. How has the new digital media environment changed the ways we form opinions, elect representatives, challenge governments, create divides and bridge them? Bringing together researchers in political science, digital culture, journalism, and social media analysis, the roundtable addressed the specific challenges posed by the ascendancy of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to democratic societies, and about the possibilities these technologies might open up.

The panel included: David Benigson, CEO, Signal Media; Anastasia Denisova, Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster; Lisa-Maria Neudert, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; and Gregory Whitfield, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.

This event is part of our collaboration with UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on the ‘Lies’ Programme. The programme considers the following issues pertinent to the law, our business, our clients and our lives:

  • Technologies of deception and denial, digital developments and the fabrication of facts, fictions, factoids and fibs
  • Alternative facts, post-truth, fake news, double-speak and misrepresentation
  • Ethics and honesty, withholding information and economising with the ‘truth’
  • Veridical evidence, witnessing, perjury, oaths and testimony, lying and the law

Find out more here.