Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact, the largest fact-checking organization in the United States. Aaron leads the growth and development of PolitiFact, manages its outreach and news partnerships, and oversees new initiatives and product development. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Aaron was a 2016-17 Reynolds Fellow at the University of Missouri and taught a class on political fact-checking at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Session Detail :
Who’s Winning the False News Battle?Is the technology to fight false news keeping up with the tools to create it? Is the news consumer any smarter?
Govindraj Ethiraj, Anim van Wyk, Aaron Sharockman, Ishteyaque AmjadModerated by Zakka Jacob
- Saturday, August 4
- 2.30 – 3.30
- Silver Oak