Alexander Pleijter (Leiden University) is an expert in online journalism and fact checking. He is one of the coordinators of the Dutch ‘News checkers’-website www.nieuwscheckers.nl, a project that aims to help the public properly evaluate (online) news and to teach journalism students the skill of fact checking. At ECSJ he will talk about how to recognise hoaxes and fake news in science reporting.

Time and room to be announced.

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