Facts, Lies & Hate Online: A Talk with Karolin Schwarz


19:30 - 23:00

Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin

Admission is free - donations are welcome

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Join us at be’kech on November 13th for a crucial and topical talk with journalist Karolin Schwarz, founder of Hoaxmap.org and an expert on combatting hate online.

Right-wing populism is on the rise across the world. Fears of “fake news” creating political turmoil abound across democratic institutions. In her talk, Karolin will provide an overview of the international and domestic threat of disinformation. She’ll also look at the role of state-actors, media, civil-society, as well as discussing recent fact-checking initiatives.

The post-talk interactive discussion will be moderated by journalist Josephine Huetlin.


Karolin Schwarz is a freelance journalist, fact checker and trainer. She writes for Faktenfinder (ARD), Buzzfeed and Motherboard and gives lectures and trainings on disinformation and hate speech all over the world. She is a fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and in February 2016 she founded the project ‪Hoaxmap.org‬, which gathers false reports about refugees and People of Color. She is also working on a new project with the support of the Prototype Fund: a database of false reports distributed via images and videos. FakeFiles will launch in late 2018.

Josephine Huetlin is a freelance journalist based in Berlin. She writes frequently for The Daily Beast and The New Republic, on topics such as right-wing extremism, human rights, and offbeat human stories. She previously worked in the Europe and Central Asia Divsion at Human Rights Watch in Moscow.


This event will take place in English to allow for an international audience. German translation may be possible on request.

Free admissions, donations welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! ✨


Photo credit: Andi Weiland

Exerzierstraße 14,
13357 Berlin


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