Fighting Misinformation: the launch of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission report

Hosted by the Department of Media and Communications

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Polly Curtis

Polly Curtis

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Dr Damian Tambini

Dr Damian Tambini


Professor Charlie Beckett

Professor Charlie Beckett

The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission has been working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. This event will launch the Commission's report, at which the report's key recommendations will be presented to the public.

Polly Curtis (@pollycurtis) is the former Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost UK where she was responsible for all editorial output and standards on the award winning HuffPost UK website, overseeing a newsroom of 45 editors and reporters across the UK. Previously, the vast majority of her career was at The Guardian where she was a reporter, a correspondent working from the House of Commons, Deputy National Editor and then Digital Editor. Polly is also on the board of the Society of Editors and on the advisory panel of experts for the Cairncross Review.

Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and Chair of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. She has published twenty books on media audiences, media literacy and media regulation, with a particular focus on the opportunities and risks of digital media use in the everyday lives of children and young people.

Damian Tambini (@damiantambini) is Associate Professor in the LSE Department of Media and Communications, and the Special Advisor to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. He is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy and is frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees and provide formal and informal policy advice to government.

Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) is the founding director of Polis, the think-tank for research and debate around international journalism and society in the Department of Media and Communications. Charlie is also director of the Media Policy Project and Lead Commissioner for the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission (T3). 

The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2018 QS World University Rankings).

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This event forms part of the “New World (Dis)Orders” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from 25 February to 2 March 2019, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social science can tackle global issues. How did we get here? What are the challenges? And, importantly, how can we address them? Full programme available online from January 2019.


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