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Just the Facts: Truth & the Internet


April 28, 2006 | CUNY Graduate Center | New York City

With Ammar Abdulhamid, Carol Darr, George Saunders, Åsne Seierstad, and Susan Tifft; moderated by Jacob Weisberg.

For millions, the Internet is now the go-to place for news, opinion, advice, advocacy, outrage, connection, and community. But as information disseminates at lightning speed, what happens to “fact”? When every rumor, prevarication, hallucination, or fantasy instantly goes global, is there any way to detach truth from lies?

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