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Fellow McKay Coppins “The Partisanization of the Press” (Students Only, Off...

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The Trump Era has given rise in America to two highly partisan and increasingly influential new-media ecosystems—one on the right, and one on the left—both of which are teeming with political propaganda, conspiracy theories, and fake news. In these "fever swamps," the goal is not to report the news or even to comment on it—it is to weaponize and monetize information, often at the cost of accuracy, fairness, and truth. I'll share stories that illustrate the dangers these media trends pose to America's democratic process, and discuss what we can do to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation.

This seminar is part of IOP Visiting Fellow McKay Coppins' series, “The Partisan Media and the Future of Trumpism."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
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