Drawing on his pioneering efforts to fact-check President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden, and other US politicians, Daniel Dale will discuss why facts still matter in this age of misinformation.
Dale got his career, watching and reading transcripts of nearly every interview or speech President Trump gives, and fact-checking him- who knew it could be a full-time job. At last count, Dale had catalogued more than 9,000 lies or false claims. He has it down to a science! And while the Trump era has ended, Dale's zeal for checking the facts has not.
Dale knows the importance of combating misinformation, truth and lies in politics and the importance to fact checking.
Daniel Dale is a reporter in CNN’s Washington Bureau, where he fact-checks political claims. Prior to joining CNN in 2019, Dale spent over a decade at the Toronto Star reporter and bureau chief at Toronto City Hall from 2010 through 2014, Dale broke several stories about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. As Washington Bureau Chief, he covered trade negotiations, the 2016 and 2018 campaigns, and breaking news and social issues around the United States, including mass shootings in Charleston and Dallas, racial segregation in Milwaukee and the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.
A native of Thornhill, Ontario, Dale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.
This is a hybrid event: the program is in person, but we will also stream live on OPL's YouTube page