From Fake News to Deep Fakes: The Battle Against Misinformation at Home, in the Media and in Government

Please join our last Digital Irish event before the summer break on Thursday, June 16th from 6pm at the Irish Consulate, where we are delighted to host a special panel with Glamour’s Samantha Barry, Newswhip’s Paul Quigley and Malachy Browne from the New York Times, moderated by Conde Nast’s Rachel Quigley.
The problem of misinformation — and the right approach to it for regulators and social media platforms — is turning into one of the most divisive political issues of the 2020s. Every major news story brings a swarm of counter stories — from covid to the capitol riot, the Ukraine invasion to vaccines. Can measures like the Disinformation Governance Board (suspended after just three weeks) and the Digital Services Act actually foster much-needed transparency? Or will the rising power of deep fake video and niche platforms see us all disappearing into our own “truths”?  All this and more will be discussed by our expert panel. 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, building access requires all guests to be vaccinated. Spaces are limited.

**A live-stream will be available for this event on our YouTube page.


Speaker Bios

Samantha Barry is Glamour’s global editorial director, Americas. She oversees content, development, and consumer experiences across the brand’s digital, social, and video verticals. Under her leadership, Glamour emphasizes a digital-first focus on original reporting, exclusive features, and unique perspectives impacting women today across financial, interpersonal, fashion, beauty, wellness, and political topics. She has also strengthened Glamour’s commitment to body positivity by showcasing size-inclusive brands and models across all channels.

Prior to joining Glamour, Barry served as global head of social media at CNN. She spearheaded the organization’s 2016 election coverage across social platforms, which received the first ever Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media

Malachy Browne is a senior story producer with the Visual Investigations team at The New York Times. His work combines traditional journalism with the use of visual evidence to investigate significant news events and find truth. In 2022, his reporting focused on the war in Ukraine. He produced Day of Rage, a documentary on the Capitol Riot, and he has led investigations into the killing of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans. He led investigations proving that Russia repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria; they were part of a series awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. 

Paul Quigley is CEO of NewsWhip, a technology that monitors and predicts social media engagement in real time. NewsWhip is used each day by thousands of journalists and PR professionals to predict news, unpack crises and issues, and better understand which stories are engaging audiences in 80 countries. It is backed by the Associated Press, and counts major news organizations, Fortune 500 Brands and global NGOs as clients.


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