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Misinformation in the Digital Age – A Panel

30 November 2020 | 19:30 - 21:00

This talk is co-hosted with Cambridge University Students Against Pseudoscience.
This talk is open to all regardless of membership.
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Join SciSoc and CUSAP as we welcome Professor Sander van der Linden, Dr Jon Roozenbeek and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, our expert panel on misinformation in the digital age. We will tackle questions including “how can we fight against misinformation?” and “how does fake news affect our society?”.

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol, is an expert in cognitive science focusing on questions such as ‘what determines whether people accept scientific evidence?’ and ‘how does misinformation persist and spread within society?’. Dr Jon Roozenbeek is an expert on the interplay between the media and our construction of identity, as well as working extensively alongside Professor Van der Linden on novel methods for countering misinformation online. Professor Sander van der Linden is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology in Society at the Department of Psychology and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. Professor Van der Linden’s work focuses on the psychology of human judgement and how people form misperceptions of the world around them. Alongside Dr Roozenbeek, Professor Van der Linden developed an innovative new method of combatting fake news online – “The Fake News Game”.


30 November 2020
19:30 - 21:00
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