Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump. Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta ran a child-sex ring from the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor. Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich was assassinated last March to stop him from testifying to the FBI. Those falsehoods — or truths, depending on who you ask — and countless others were subject to a two-hour forum on media literacy, audience engagement and the evolving role of the press, held Tuesday afternoon at Hancock College. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Hancock College, Fund for Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Times, five panelists — two Hancock college staff members and three working journalists — spoke about the rise of fake news and how it impacts our city, our country, and our democracy.