UW panel on battling fake news: ‘Think more, share less’


From left: Seattle Times Vice President of Innovation, Product & Development Sharon Chan; Seattle Times Managing Editor Michele Matassa Flores; UW assistant professor Jevin West; founder of Joostware Delip Rao; and President and CEO of Internews Jeanne Bourgault speak during the LiveWire “Fact vs. Fake, Fighting Back Against Fake News” event at the UW’s Kane Hall on Wednesday.

Audience members listen to Jevin West, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Information School, during the LiveWire “Fact vs. Fake, Fighting Back Against Fake News” event at the UW’s Kane Hall on Wednesday.

The Seattle Times Managing Editor Michele Matassa Flores walks on stage for the Live Wire Fact vs. Fake, Fighting Back Against Fake News, event at Kane Hall.

Jevin West, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Information School, speaks about the “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” program Wednesday at the University of Washington.

Delip Rao, founder of Joostware, responds to an audience member’s question via Twitter during the LiveWire event.

Seattle Times Managing Editor Michele Matassa Flores answers an audience member’s question via Twitter at the event at Kane Hall.

From left, Sharon Chan, Seattle Times vice president of innovation, product & development; Michele Matassa Flores, Seattle Times managing editor; Jevin West, UW assistant professor; Delip Rao, founder of Joostware; and Jeanne Bourgault, president and CEO of Internews, speak Wednesday at Kane Hall.

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