Fake news creators


Institutional Communication Service

2 May 2022

It is one of the most overused expressions of our days. The popular belief is that fake news is mostly produced and spread by social media. However, a closer look shows that, sadly, it is often the mass media that spread unverified information. On the eve of the Dies academicus, USI is organising an open session to talk about critical thinking and source verification with Serena Tinari, a journalist specialising in investigating complex subjects. 

The event will be held on Friday, 6 May 2022, at 6 pm, at Bar Oops (Via Maderno 24, Lugano).

By presenting the event flyer, each participant will be entitled to a free drink (per person).


Serena Tinari (1972)

Lives in Bern since 2000. Journalist since 1994, she worked for years as an investigative documentary filmmaker for the Swiss television (RSI and SRF). Tinari often deals with media hoaxes, human rights violations and the digital society. Together with colleague Catherine Riva, she founded Re-Check, Investigating and Mapping Health Affairs, an academic research and investigative journalism organisation. In 2021, CICAP awarded Serena Tinari the "In Defense of Reason" award for "her focus on the fact-checking, rejection of sensationalism, and critical attitude toward pseudoscience."