‘Selling Lies’: Screening and Q&A with Director/Producer/Editor Leslie Iwerks

Mon, 10/19/2020

1315 PT


Join USC Cinema, USC Annenberg, and Academy Award-nominated Director Leslie Iwerks for a screening and discussion of her latest documentary Selling Lies, which explores how an army of teenagers in Macedonia discovered a wildly lucrative game of posting false political clickbait news articles on Facebook for profit. By creating websites leading up to the presidential election that published sensationalized and misleading news stories about American politics, they generated a massive income and influenced the election.


  • Leslie IwerksSelling Lies Producer, Director, Editor, SCA Alumna
  • Samir Ljuma, Selling Lies Line Producer
  • Mike Ananny, USC Annenberg Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism


  • Jeffrey Cole, Moderator, Director of the Center for the Digital Future