The Big Hoax: Conspiracies of Communication (in the Age of Disinformation)
Originally aired on October 23
Re-release November 30
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Conspiracies and misinformation movements in the fields of science, medicine and the environment will be explored in this wide-ranging discussion, with a particular focus on social media. Alexander Shvarts and Allison Durazzi will explore several topics, including distrust of science, marginalization of views by commercial interests (such as pharmaceutical companies), and how poor messaging by even well-meaning scientists on social media can foster denialism.
This event is part of the annual interdisciplinary Humber Liberal Arts Conference. This year’s focus is The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present. Tune in to plenary sessions, free and open to the public, October 22–23.
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