Misinformation and Disinformation
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It's the year 2020 and if you're anything like us, you may feel that there's no such thing as objective truth anymore. The tirade of untrue statements, propaganda, and conspiracy theories is enough to make even the most resilient people wary of their own minds and experiences. We are all collectively being gaslit through both misinformation and targeted disinformation campaigns, and they're working to devastating effect.

So what is misinformation? How about disinformation? Is there a difference? What purposes do they serve? How can you try to tease out the signal from the noise?

Join us in a conversation around how false "facts," propaganda, and conspiracy theories are spread and what effect they can have on you.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-china-disinformation.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-text-messages-national-quarantine.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490543/ 

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uDwvS9v6FL8J:https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2014-feb-23-la-fi-hiltzik-20140221-story.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d

https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bb7t71/reddit_for_sale_how_we_bought_the_top_spot_for/

https://www.facebook.com/will.allen.9400/videos/4805424976137953/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/twitter-donald-trump-jr/index.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8589497/Coca-Colas-work-scientists-low-point-history-public-health.html

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