Dialogues and Debates

Debunking Fake News and Fake Science

Data scientist Emily Gorcenski and Verge reporter Sarah Jeong discuss the roots and proliferation of fake news and fake science.

Speakers featured in this talk


Sarah Jeong


Sarah Jeong is a journalist and lawyer who writes about technology at the Verge. She is the author of “The Internet of Garbage,” and has bylines at the Atlantic, the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, and more. In 2017, she was named as one of Forbes’s 30 under 30 in the category of Media.


Emily Gorcenski


Emily is a data scientist and technological activist with backgrounds in computational mathematics, epidemiology, and software engineering. They are passionate about better technological citizenship and believe in ethical, inclusive technology. Their experience in the aerospace, healthcare, and financial industries has provided insight into complex intersection of disruptive innovation and regulation.