Fake News, Propaganda, and the Narrative Force Session

The Wright Center for the Study of Computation and Just Communities is holding a zoom brainstorming session on "Fake News, Propaganda, and the Narrative Force – Historical, Aesthetic, Computational, and Cultural Considerations" on Monday, April 5, 3-5 p.m. EST.

Fake News, Propaganda, and the Narrative Force

The Wright Center for the Study of Computation and Just Communities is holding a zoom brainstorming session on "Fake News, Propaganda, and the Narrative Force – Historical, Aesthetic, Computational, and Cultural Considerations" on Monday, April 5, 3-5 p.m. EST. The aim of the interdisciplinary meeting is broadly to explore the relationship of fake news, propaganda, and storytelling in all modes and media in creating social climate and animating/driving social thought and action. Topics and approaches range from computationally assisted fact checking, to the poetics of the fact, to brain mechanisms of self-reinforcing beliefs. The event is co-organized by German Studies faculty member Petra McGillen, who will give a lightning talk on "Everyday Fakery in Nineteenth-Century News Work." German Studies faculty member Heidi Denzel will also speak at the event and present on "Framing News as a Form of Social Resistance." For the Zoom link, please contact Christine Monigle at the Neukom Institute.