Fake News, the New Media and Freedom to Read - Dr Andrew Irvine

With the advent of new technologies and new media, information is more plentiful than ever before. It is also easier than ever before for disinformation and propaganda to be widely circulated. Trying to navigate this maze of information can be a challenge. How can citizens distinguish between reliable information and fake news? Is censorship necessary to help combat modern disinformation campaigns? Or does our freedom to speak and read remain an essential part of any healthy, prosperous democracy?

Our speaker, Dr Andrew Irvine, is a philosophy professor at UBCO. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney for work on mathematical truth and scientific realism. Since then, he has published and lectured on topics in the philosophy of mathematics, the history and philosophy of logic, and the philosophy of law. His current research includes work on Bertrand Russell, censorship, and the rule of law.

He serves on the boards of directors of several charitable organizations and is a past Vice-Chair of the UBC Board of Governors. He is co-author of the logic textbook “Argument” and author of the stage play “Socrates on Trial”.

Join us after the lecture at a local pub/cafe to discuss the topic and meet KASHA members.

May 16, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch
1380 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A2
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