Do you know how to survive in an era of “post-truth” politics? Can you recognise dodgy statistics when you see them or spot fake news?

This event will provides tips and tricks on how to successfully evaluate political information found on social media or political campaigns. Using examples from the Brexit referendum, recent general elections, and the presidential election in the United States, academic experts will cover topics like fake news, sensational statistics, clickbait headlines and  echo chambers on Twitter and Facebook.

The lecture will conclude with drinks, snacks, and a general discussion about how to be a savvy consumer of political information.