The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to an onslaught of misinformation and disinformation propagated by those with vested interests. Journalists must equip themselves to understand the world of encrypted apps, dark ads and algorithms, fake news articles, fringe groups, conspiracy theories and politically-backed actors in order to do their jobs properly.
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With federal and state elections ahead of us, our role of guarding and upholding truth and fact has never been more important.
Join us for an exclusive members-only conversation with leading internet reporters
Elise Thomas and Cameron Wilson to glean some of their advice for young reporters on how to navigate the disinformation landscape.
Elsie is a freelance journalist and an analyst with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and previously worked for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Cameron is Associate Editor at Crikey, and formerly worked for Gizmodo, Business Insider, and Buzzfeed.
This event will run as a webinar. Bookings are open for MPC members exclusively.
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