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PEN America and Open Media Foundation: Fighting Fake News

Propaganda and lies are nothing new. Not in politics or in journalism. But the ability of anyone, anywhere to spread deliberately and patently false stories to millions of people with the click of a button is new, and such fake news can undermine our trust in the media reporting we rely on to make informed decisions. As does the almost daily accusation of “fake news” by political leaders to disparage stories that could prove politically damaging. How does the media maintain its authority while competing with actual fake news on the one hand and the false accusation of fake news on the other? With PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson, publisher and CEO of the Village Voice Peter Barbey, and Washington Post columnist Bill Kristol. Moderated by PEN American Executive Director Suzanne Nossel