Webinar: Fake News in the post-Trump Era

Saturday, February 20, 2021




Fake news in the post-Trump era



Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 10:00 AM PST

Event Information


What do we know and what should we do about fake news?

About this Event

Fake news is not a phenomenon that started with Trump nor will it end with his removal from office. Situating this concept within a wider social and political context will better equip us to understand and deal with fake news. In tandem with the publishing of What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Fake News? by Nick Anstead, SAGE Publishing will be hosting an event that discusses the topic by giving an introduction to what the term means followed by a sweep of what we know about it and crucially what we can do to tackle fake news.

Nick will be joined by journalists Irina Borogan and Salil Tripathi and moderated by The Conversation’s Stephen Khan. After a discussion that brings together academic and professional views and experiences, the floor will be open for a live Q&A.


Dr Nick Anstead is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on political communication, democracy and political institutions. Additionally, he has researched the ways in which political ideas develop, circulate and are used in debate. He is the author of What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Fake News? (published by SAGE in Spring 2021) and tweets @nickanstead.

Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and deputy editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. She has covered the secret services, terrorist attacks and war conflicts in Russia and across the globe. She coauthored three books with Andrei Soldatov. The New Nobility: Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, The Red Web: The Kremlin’s wars on the Internet and The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad.

Salil Tripathi is an award-winning journalist and writer, who chairs PEN International's writers in prison committee. Born in Bombay, he has been a correspondent in Singapore and Hong Kong between 1991-1999, and wrote from London between 1999 and 2019. He is now based in New York. His books include Offence: The Hindu Case (Seagull, 2009), The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy (Aleph, 2014) and Detours: Songs of the Open Road (Tranquebar, 2016). His next book is about the Gujaratis.

Moderated by

Stephen Khan is Executive Editor of The Conversation, and its Editor in the UK. Before joining The Conversation in 2013, during the initial phase of its international expansion, he was a news editor at The Guardian. He has also been deputy foreign editor of The Independent and Scotland editor of The Observer.