What to trust in a “post-truth” world | Alex Edmans

Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias — the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs — can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil’s advocate in your life.)

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To Debate a Predator

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Plum and Mama’s evening of debate prep becomes a real “who’s who.”

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CAST
Elaine Carroll
Josh Ruben
Grant O’Brien

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Writers – Sam Reich & Elaine Carrol
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The Internet Comes Trick-or-Treating

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This halloween, all the good apps, bad apps, and apps that are kind of both are here to trick-or-treat at Trapp’s house! #CHalloween2018

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CAST
Mike Trapp
Snapchat – Rekha Shankar
Instagram – Katie Marovitch
Twitter – Brennan Lee Mulligan
Buzzfeed – Jessica Ross
YouTube – Patrick McDonald
Youtube Red – Elijah Roefer
YouTube TV – Brooklyn Robinson
Facebook – Raphael Chestang
Reddit – Kellen Schneider
Russian Man – Tahir Sabirov
Vine – Mitchell Fiebernitz

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The press trampled on my privacy. Here’s how I took back my story | Kate Stone

After a horrific accident put her in the tabloid headlines, Kate Stone found a way to take control of her narrative — and help prevent others from losing their privacy, too. Learn how she reclaimed her story in this personal talk infused with humor and courage.

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The News Is Just Tweets Now

Why do an investigation when @Disturbdfan420 already knows everything you could possible need?

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CAST
Raphael Chestang
Siobhan Thompson
Kerry McGuire

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Director – Ryan Martin
Writer – Kerry McGuire
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What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media | Mikhail Zygar

History is written by the victors, as the saying goes — but what would it look like if it was written by everyone? Journalist and TED Fellow Mikhail Zygar is on a mission to show us with Project1917, a “social network for dead people” that posts the real diaries and letters of more than 3,000 people who lived during the Russian Revolution. By showing the daily thoughts of the likes of Lenin, Trotsky and many less celebrated figures, the project sheds new light on history as it once was — and as it could have been. Learn more about this digital retelling of the past as well as Zygar’s latest project about the transformative year of 1968.

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The rapid growth of the Chinese internet — and where it’s headed | Gary Liu

The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace — it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed — from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit rating that both rewards and restricts citizens.

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The Don’t Laugh Newsroom Challenge

Our reporters have no idea what they’re about to read off their Teleprompter. If they laugh, they lose.

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CAST
Lou Wilson
Siobhan Thompson
David Cyr Kerns
Grant O’Brien

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Inside the fight against Russia’s fake news empire | Olga Yurkova

When facts are false, decisions are wrong, says editor and TED Fellow Olga Yurkova. To stop the spread of fake news, she and a group of journalists launched StopFake.org, which exposes biased or inaccurate reporting in order to rebuild the trust we’ve lost in our journalists, leaders and institutions. Learn more about the fight against misinformation as well as two critical ways we can ensure we’re not reading (or sharing) fake news.

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