August 25, 2019

Farnsworth Lectures at Fake News Hackathon in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “How Governments and Media Companies Struggle with Fake News,” at the Break the Fake Hackathon, a project of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and U.S. Department of State. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth, who was in Malaysia this summer as a Fulbright Specialist at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, also judged the hackathon entries, projects designed to assist in the identification of fake news or to reduce its dissemination.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several national and world news stories:

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill (The Washington Post, Greenwich Time)

Trump steps up attack on Congresswoman (CTV News Canada)

Presidential Health, a private or public matter? (Revista Credencial) 

Democrats see boost in fundraising (Chesterfield Observer)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several national news stories:

 

Lawyers See Strong Case for GOP on Ballot-Access Hurdles (Courthouse News Service)

Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso (CTV News Channel)

Farnsworth Delivers Fulbright Lecture in Malaysia

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a Fulbright Lecture, “Seeking Truth in an Era of Fake News,” at Methodist College. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A news report on the talk was published in The Star, the nation’s leading English language newspaper, and is found here:

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/07/avoid-junk-food-news/

 

 

Farnsworth has also recently offered comments on several national news stories:

In Baiting Candidates and Stoking Conflict, Did CNN’s Presidential Debates Go Too Far? (Time.com)

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far? (The Washington Post; MRT.com)

Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso (CTV News Channel)

Congress and WH on Gun Laws (WRVA)

In Baiting Candidates and Stoking Conflict, Did CNN’s Presidential Debates Go Too Far? (Time.com)

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far? (The Washington Post; MRT.com)

Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “Parades, Picnics, Bands and Fireworks: Experiencing Fourth of July in America,” at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth was at MCKL as a Fulbright specialist this summer.

Professor Farnsworth has also been quoted in several current national and international news stories, including the following:

American expert to deliver public lecture on ‘tackling’ fake news (The Sun Daily)

Avoid “Junk Food” News (The Star Online)

Voter registration is up in Virginia — and that could be bad news for the GOP (Salon)

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

When it Comes to Small-Dollar Donations, Democrats Are Out-Raising Republicans (WVTF)

Avoid ‘junk food’ news (The Star)

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

When it Comes to Small-Dollar Donations, Democrats Are Out-Raising Republicans (WVTF)