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All round the world, the media industry has been fundamentally disrupted, with technology changing the way people read and get their information.
This disruption is not a one-off occurrence. It is an unrelenting process, with many dimensions. And the spread of fake news online and on social media is disrupting things even further.
The hazards are many and the challenges in countering this even more so.
The Straits Times has been doing its part to help address fake news after a conference in June 2017 highlighted the extent and complexity of the issue and its risks to legacy media.
As part of its continuing effort to engage the public on this issue, Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief of The Straits Times and Singapore Press Holdings' English, Malay & Tamil Media Group, will share insights on how fake news impacts the media, society and you, at National Library Board.
This talk is part of the AskST@NLB series.***
"All over the world, there is a surge of interest in keeping things real. Readers are tired of purveyors of false news who deliberately seek to misinform and mislead. Our job in responsible media organisations is to strive to meet readers’ needs for reliable and credible information, to help them make sense of the changes taking place all round. Fighting fake news is part of that process.”
- Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English, Malay & Tamil Media Group.