Marcus Gilroy-Ware

Writer and researcher
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Marcus Gilroy-Ware is a writer and speaker about media, technology and politics.

In his work, he examines misinformation, attention economy, media ownership, big tech, and social media psychology.

He is author of 'After the Fact? The Truth about Fake News' (2020), nominated for the Bread and Roses Prize 2021, and 'Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism and Social Media' (2017).

From June 20th, he will be lecturer in Creative Digital Media at the Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies, at SOAS, University of London. Until June 6th, 2022, he taught and researched at the University of the West of England, where he was the inaugural director of the Bachelor of Arts in Media Production.



Rethinking Misinformation

Marcus Gilroy-Ware

Misinformation or "fake news" is often thought of as a problem with very specific, nefarious causes: new technologies, devious government operatives in faraway lands, and conspiracy theorists. In this talk, Marcus Gilroy-Ware invites us to see misinformation differently, as a consequence of how society has been structured.
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