Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for tackling fake news - impact, industry response and options for policy

May 2018

The seminar brought out latest thinking on addressing the challenge of fake news - including options for policy - and examined implications for the news industry, the digital sector and society more widely.

Delegates discussed options for regulation and self-governance, and next steps for industry and policy in developing public awareness and supporting greater media literacy. They also considered the degree to which fake news is affecting public trust in media organisations and political institutions, and the action that might be taken to resolve this.

Further sessions assessed latest strategies for tackling fake news distribution - including the use and potential limitations of fact-checkers; opportunities presented by new technologies, such as blockchain and AI; and new revenue models to support evidence-based journalism.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates