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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Misinformation and trusted voices

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation
Misinformation and trusted voices

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.00am (public)


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DCMS Sub-Committee to hear from Martin Lewis in first session examining misinformation and trusted voices

The Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation will question Martin Lewis, Chair of Money Saving Expert, in the first session of its inquiry into misinformation and trusted voices.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Misinformation and trusted voices
Financial journalist and broadcaster
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Misinformation and trusted voices
Professor of Information Technology Law
Professor of Family and Cultural Dynamics
Professor of Heritage and Cultural Studies

MPs are expected to ask Martin Lewis about what the public are looking for in a trusted voice, whether people trust individuals or organisations more, how he develops his own opinions, and his decision to stay away from “big P” politics.

The session is expected to cover the limitations of trusted voices and how best to combat misinformation.

MPs may also raise the National Academies (which are made up of the Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences). The Committee is likely to explore the role of Government and academics in providing trusted voices and combating misinformation. The funding and reach of national academies may be discussed.

Location

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

How to attend