May 2017

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How "Fake News" shaped the US and French elections

6:00PM-8:00PM

The French-American Foundation held a panel discussion on the recent rise of "fake news". The panel took a comparative look at the United States and France, especially in light of France's presidential elections: Is the proliferation of "fake news" in France as significant a problem as it is in America?

Princeton historian David Bell provided a historical perspective on "fake news" in both countries. Our panelists from Facebook, First Draft News, Politico and Le Monde.fr addressed the contemporary phenomenon: Is this the end of traditional journalism? What happened to fact-checking, one of journalism's primary tenets? How do we ensure that the media remains the "fourth pillar of democracy"?  

Wall Street Journal editor James Graff will moderate the discussion.    

Speakers:

DAVID BELL 
Historian of early modern France, Professor of History, Princeton University    

AINE KERR 
Manager of Journalism Partnerships at Facebook 

AIMEE RINEHART
Partner Network Manager at First Draft News

ADRIEN SENECAT
Journalist, Le Monde.fr and Les Décodeurs

Moderator:
JAMES GRAFF   
Editor, World News Desk at The Wall Street Journal  

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Location: 

Baker & McKenzie LLP  
452 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 40th Street)
New York City