Ep74: Fact vs Fiction: the role of tech in spreading fake news

Is social media deceiving you and spreading fake news?

With much of the world in lockdown we are using social media and devices more and more to stay connected. While these devices are useful, there are some technologies that help provide a gateway for damaging misinformation to reach the masses. In this episode Meredith and Niamh chat with social media Psychology academics to find out how we can know what to trust online.

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

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