Craig Silverman, media editor, BuzzFeed News (Canada)
Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the Media Editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake news. Craig previously was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, and also the founder of Emergent.info, a rumour tracking project that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. From 2004 to 2015 he wrote Regret The Error, a blog about media accuracy and corrections, which became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and was the basis for an award-winning book of press criticism. Craig also edited The Verification Handbook and The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting for the European Journalism Centre. Craig joins us in Brisbane with the support of BuzzFeed News.
Lucinda Beaman, FactCheck editor, The Conversation
Lucinda Beaman is FactCheck Editor at The Conversation. She works with academic experts to cut through political spin, fibs and half-truths, and hold Australia’s leaders to account by testing their claims against the evidence. As an online journalist in The Times of London Sydney bureau, Lucinda reported on breaking foreign and Australian news. Prior to that, she covered the Australian financial services sector for a range of publications, working as a journalist, editor, video producer and presenter.