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Len Apcar, Fake News (2020)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-02-24

Duration: 00:44:43

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Apcar, Leonard M. | Media literacy | Fake news | Journalism


  • Apcar, Len Speaker


A speech by Len Apcar before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 24, 2020. Apcar holds the Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy at the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. He discusses: the Manship School’s new website on detecting fake news; fake news attacks; Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election; how to spot fake news; and deep fake videos. He also answers questions from the audience.