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Social Media, Fake News, and their Impact on Politics and Today’s Social Agenda

Adrian Bono will speak at the American Club on October 24th.

By | [email protected] | October 18, 2019 4:57pm

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Could it be that the more we are connected to social media, the more we are misinformed? The American Club of Buenos Aires, at its next lunch conference on Thursday, October 24th, will explore this question with Adrian Bono, founder and CEO of The Bubble and The Essential, and video host at Infobae TV.

The lunch conference format will first address how the post-truth era involving today’s different mainstream and alternative media players threatens to expand its influence as the use of technology and disinformation campaigns continues to increase. From Twitter to the “deepfake,” Adrian Bono will explain why fake news, together with climate change, is the great threat of our time.

How do fake news and disinformation impact democracies and electoral processes?  Where do they proliferate?  How do we identify them?

The conference, sponsored by The Essential and Rutini Wines, will then include a question and answer session.

The American Club of Buenos Aires is located at Viamonte 1133, Piso 10, directly across the street from the Teatro Colón. This year, the Club is celebrating its 101st year as a private social hub for Americans, American institutions located in Buenos Aires, and those interested in participating in and promoting strong bilateral relations between Argentina and the United States.

This event will be in Spanish and guests will take seats for lunch at 1 PM. To reserve and purchase tickets contact 4373-8801/05 or [email protected]. Tickets are AR $975 for American Club members and AR $1,200 for non-members when purchased prior to October 23rd. Thereafter, the cost will be AR $1,050 for members and AR $1,400 for non-members.