Fake News, Social Media and Privacy

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

The emergence of social media has created a new vulnerability for open societies - a terrain crowded with illiberal propaganda, interference and weaponised narratives. In an age where accusations of the fake news, privacy invasion and information warfare are rife, come along to hear a panel of leading Cyber Security Commentators to discuss their take on the interaction and policy ramifications of social media, fake news and privacy in today's world.

Our Panel Members:

- Chris Zappone is a Foreign News Editor at The Age where he writes about online propaganda and social media influence campaigns. 

- Rachael Falk is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Research Centre Limited (Cyber CRC).
She has held several senior roles in cyber security both at Telstra and in other industries. 

- Associate Professor Matthew Sussex is the Academic Director at the National Security College. His main research specialisation is on Russian foreign and security policy, but his interests also cover: government and politics in Eurasia; strategic studies; terrorism and counter-terrorism; energy security; and Australian foreign policy. 

This event is co-hosted by the ANU's National Security College and ANU Learning Communities. Complimentary Food and Drink will be provided afterwards.