Berlin Correspondence: Part 9

Fake News, Facts, Fiction – Ordering Global Public Spheres

With Anne Peters and Rogers Brubaker


Lies are as old as politics. But the structural transformation prompted by digitalization confronts us with the problem of truth: Fake news, bots and alternative facts influence democracy. Is international order legitimized through comprehensible public discourse – or is it the result of manipulative influences? How do we decide between facts and fiction? Anne Peters, outstanding scholar of international law and a director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Rogers Brubaker, professor of sociology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) discuss to what extent fundamental political will-formation and democratic decision-making are at stake, what destabilizes them, and how they can be protected.

Presented by: Andreas Görgen


In German and English. The event will be translated simultaneously.

Berlin Correspondence is a Matinée-Series of the Gorki Forum and the Humboldt University Berlin in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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