Graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC) recently attended a talk on “Fake News: Discursive, Practice, Ideologies, and the Deconstruction of Truth” delivered by Jonathan Gochuico, LPT, Ph.D of the Language and Literature Department (LLD).
The event which was a joint undertaking of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research, the University Research Office, the CLAC and the LLD, explored how fake news has “modified journalistic norms and standards, as well as the philosophy of truth and objectivity in reporting” and how messages are crafted to advance agenda.
The prevalence of fake news on social media is among the most pressing issues being experienced in the country today. Understanding its origins and construct is essential to eliminating this problem.
The talk was the culminating event for the awarding of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Professorial Chair in Liguisitics to Dr. Gochuico. Among those who attended the event were CLAC Dean, Dr. George Francisco and CLAC Graduate Studies Director Dr. Betty Puzon.