The Internet and Knowledge

The second event in the Weidenfeld Scholarship Seminar series brought together two leading figures shaping contemporary media and academic debate on the value and potential of user-generated content on the Internet. Addressing the role of the Internet in creating and disseminating knowledge. The speakers discussed the following issues: what role do truth, trust and expertise play in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and news through the Internet? What are the risks of the Internet's "democratisation" effect? Should we regulate news production by non-professionals on the Internet?

 The debate was moderated by Dr VICTORIA NASH, Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute.

 

Speakers:

 LARRY SANGER, Editor-in Chief of Citizendium and founder of Wikipedia

 ANDREW KEEN, author of "The Cult of the Amateur"