Ep73: Fact vs Fiction: why do people believe fake news?

What is misinformation and why do people believe it?

Niamh and Kate chat about misinformation in the digital age with UTAS Philosopher and senior lecturer, Dr David Coady. We ask David about the debate around climate change and he gives us insights into conspiracy theories (and if we should really call them that), rumours and information spread.

This is part of a 3-part series for National Science Week Tasmania 2020. The team are running a webinar with leading experts in science, technology and engineering to discuss how we arm ourselves against fake news and phonies! More info:https://www.facebook.com/events/316633542792311/ 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

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