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Truth & Lies

20 Mar 2019

Join us for a lively, interactive forum as panellists debate, discuss, and deliberate

Truth & Lies:

Trust in Times of Information Disorder

Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Venue: SMU Libraries, Li Ka Shing Library, Level 5, Quiet Area


2016, that eventful year in the almanac when we remember Trump being elected as the US President and the buzz about fake news! Fast forward today, a lot has happened around fake news, online falsehoods, and misinformation on social media and our daily lives.

Has social media polarised us? Is truth the new currency? Who is responsible? Where do they stand? And what are they doing about it?

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2:00 – 2:05 


2:05 – 2:25


2016-2019: What happened? The state of affairs report

Keynote speaker: Dr Gulizar Haciyakupoglu, Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

2:30 – 3:45 

Panel 1: Fact, Falsehoods and Free Speech
Panellists will discuss issues such as what a falsehood is, the relationship between falsehoods and free speech and the role of the education sector in fighting fake news.


  • Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Law and Health
  • Lim Sun Sun, Professor and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Michael Genkin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Singapore Management University


  • Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

3:45 – 4:00 


4:00 – 5:15

Panel 2: Business & Trust
Panellists will discuss their roles and efforts in advocacy and education in building or establishing trust.


  • Zakir Hussain, News Editor, The Straits Times Singapore
  • Zhu Feida, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Singapore Management University
  • Jennifer Yang Hui, Associate Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


  • Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University

5:15 – 5:30

Closing Remarks
Prof. Goh Yihan, Dean, School of Law

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