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Misinformation in the Digital Age: A Panel

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  • UserProfessor Stephan Lewandowsky, Dr Jon Roozenbeek, Professor Sander van der Linden
  • ClockMonday 30 November 2020, 19:30-21:00
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Join CUSAP and SciSoc as we welcome Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Dr Jon Roozenbeek and Professor Sander van der Linden, 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?”. Register your interest here and let us know your questions here! ——— 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”.

This talk is part of the SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society series.

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