Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From the pre-referendum Brexit debate to President Trump’s tweets, we hear constant talk of fake news. Our expert panel discusses how we have come to this and how we can navigate our way through spin, economy with the truth and media distortion. Evan Davis, presenter of Newsnight, The Bottom Line on Radio 4 and Dragons’ Den on BBC2, is the author of Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It. Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist and author of Kill the President (written under the name Sam Bourne).
Anne McElvoy has been replaced as Chair by journalist and broadcaster Isabel Hilton.
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