Truth and lies
20 May 2018
In conversation with journalist and former Bloomberg and ITV broadcaster, Andrea Catherwood, Allan Little explores the pursuit of truth, and its importance for our society.
From war reporting and propaganda, to fake news and its influence in elections in the digital age, Allan examines the various facets of trust, facts and misinformation.
He discusses the journalist's challenges of navigating lies, manipulations and falsehoods, without appearing to place oneself on either side of a partisan divide.
He also looks at the ‘ferociously democratic’ world of social media, and how we can often choose to respond more positively to content that feeds and confirms existing biases, rather than accepting often unpalatable truths.