McLuhan Salon / ROM Connects:
Is fake news really the problem?

In collaboration with Royal Ontario Museum, Media Literacy Week

Friday, November 9th, 6:00 PM

Royal Ontario Museum, Bronfman Hall, Level 2

Everyone Welcome
Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

While the term appears in the headlines and on the lips of everyday internet users, is ‘fake news' really the problem? Or are we facing something much more complex? Mark Surman takes us on a winding journey through misinformation, filter bubbles, content sorting algorithms, shady political ads and cyber warfare in attempt to show what’s really going on. At the end he asks: what role can media literacy play in rebuilding our democracies? And where should companies and governments do more?

Presented by the St. Michael’s College - the McLuhan's intellectual home in the University of Toronto - and its popular Book & Media Studies program, in conjunction with several high-level academic and cultural institutions, a new series of McLuhan Salons takes place from September 2018 to April 2019 in different dynamic city locations further dissolving the boundaries of the university and the city in bringing the multi-disciplinary multi-practice approaches to bear made famous by Marshall McLuhan.

The McLuhan Salon series is generously supported by the William and Nona Heaslip Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public.

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About the McLuhan Salons: Inspired by the innovative thinking of Marshall McLuhan, the Salons series is committed to make McLuhan’s ideas step out of the university and into the city, to better understand who we are, what matters to us, and where we might be going in a networked and rapidly changing world.

Everyone Welcome

Free. RSVP Required.