Sunday 8th October, 4.15-5.45pm, Library
Lately much has been made of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. But what are we dealing with here: something new or just a new way of talking about something that is not new at all? What is the role of social media in all this? A distinguished panel discuss these questions: academic and researcher, Rita Marcella of Robert Gordon’s University; freelance journalist and writer, Marcello Mega; Director of Common Weal and campaigner, Robin McAlpine.
Chair: Alastair Cameron
Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.