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False, fake and fibs: The science behind misinformation




Last year ‘fake news’ was the phrase on everybody’s lips. In this interactive event we will explain and demonstrate what social science can tell us about misinformation, how it works and what we can do to minimise its impact on us. Come along and find out how susceptible you are to fake news compared to other people, using interactive mobile technology. Three expert scientists will also explain the latest research on fake news – connecting the findings to the audience. The experts will then discuss how these scientific insights and findings can help us protect ourselves and others from misinformation.


Saoirse Connor Desai (Experimental Psychologist, City, University of London):  Saoirse's research examines how people reason and make judgements about discredited or corrected information.

Andreas Kappes (Lecturer in Psychology, City, University of London): Andreas' research tests how people process unwelcome information.

Jens Madsen (Cognitive Scientist, University of Oxford): Jens' research explores changes in beliefs and changes in behaviour.

More information can be found on this link

This event is taking place as part of the Festival of Social Science 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Andreas Kappes.

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6.30pm - 8.00pmThursday 8th November 2018

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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