Join European colleagues to investigate Educating Young People in an Age of Media Distortion, Disinformation, and Manipulation. Meet us Wednesday, 22 November 2017, at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom to identify the problems, recognize the dangers, and develop ways you can help protect the academic integrity of your students and staff. We strongly encourage schools to send delegates from any discipline who wish to engage with the crucial issues of free speech and objective inquiry.School leaders talk a lot about preparing children for the Information Age and rapid technological change. They aim to train children to use the internet and social media safely and responsibly. Yet opportunities for the manipulation, distortion, fabrication, and airbrushing of opinion and information, via the information revolution, have never been greater. Do school leaders and teachers really understand what they are up against?
Democratic governments, defense and law enforcement agencies, news media, and some academic institutions are waking up to the fact that they have often been outmaneuvered by hostile powers, nonstate organizations, and individuals who seek to change public consciousness toward ends deeply inimical to previously accepted norms of veracity, probity, and objectivity.