Title: True or false storytelling. Rumours and source criticism in social media, and why we love a good story
About: Jack Werner (1989) is a journalist, writer and debater. Over the span of the last six years, he’s worked at Nyheter24, Sveriges Radio (Swedish Public Service Radio) and Metro, among other places. At Metro, he was the initiator of the fact-checking effort Viralgranskaren ("Viral Fact Checker") that 2014 was awarded the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism. Late 2014 he published a book on viral ghost stories, known as "creepypasta". He's currently working at Di Digital, a news site covering tech, startups and web culture. On the side, he’s producing a podcast about creepypasta for Sveriges Radio and monthly columns for the radio program "Medierna i P1".