This paper presented a review of the kinds of research being undertaken into fake news, together with some of the results of the authors’ current and proposed research into fact response, fact checking and the journey of the fact. The presentation considered theoretical positions from politics around fake news and the post-truth society as well as epistemic concepts of trust and the formation of beliefs. The presentation was designed to elicit audience perspectives on the research agenda for academics and practitioners that would enhance people’s capacity to interrogate fake news, provide better access to fact checking resources, and position the role of the LIS community rightly at the forefront of response to the fake news phenomenon in the future.
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2018. Debating the research agenda around fake news. Presented at the 2018 This is not a fake conference!, 5 June 2018, London, UK.