When Tuesday, 20 November, from 19:00 Where Meeting room, Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 to Burgernziel) Contact Gerd Ulbers Deadline No registration necessary There will be three talks, followed by a lively discussion. The themes cover mass media, from newspapers and television to social media. We will discuss all aspects of misinformation, including “false facts” and “half-lies”, propaganda, politics and advertising. Graham will moderate for a balanced discussion with speakers from our club and from Toastmasters. A small fee of CHF 5 will be collected from non-members (except speakers).
added on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 by Graham
Frédéric Schütz will talk on "Telling lies with statistics"
We often hear that it is "easy to lie with statistics". But this is true
only if the listener is ready to believe these lies without stepping
back and trying to understand what these statistics mean and where they come from. After this talk, you will how to avoid being tricked.
Message from Jonas: his title
"How fake news can influence political opinion "
His abstract "Media have an essential role in political communication. People make up their minds based on information presented in the media. But what happens when the information contains fake news?"
Jonas Schiffmann has studied business administration, is now working as an independent sales consultant, and he is a member of two toastmaster clubs Last year he did a semester course at university about political communication, and he will share some of this knowledge today.
Bill sent me a title: "how mass media can lie and distort information to follow a political agenda". As a Republican, he does not believe the liberal lies ... but he would rather live in Switzerland than in America.
There will be three talks, followed by a lively discussion. The themes cover mass media, from newspapers and television to social media. We will discuss all aspects of misinformation, including “false facts” and “half-lies”, propaganda, politics and advertising.
Jonas Schiffmann of Toastmasters talks about Media and Politics.
Bill Shiebeck from New York talks about US politics and false facts.
Frédéric Schütz from Geneva talks about lying with statistics and data.
Such discussions are enormous fun! Don't miss it and then complain!
The Biennial General Meeting is coming up on 4 May, from 6 to 10 pm. The meeting will be followed by a great meal, subsidized partly by the club. PLEASE RESERVE THIS TIME NOW. And consider volunteering to lead any events this year.