Cailin O’Connor: The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Are Spread

April 4, 2019

We live at a time when false stories and misinformation spreads at the speed of the Internet. What is the best way to think about this phenomena? Can we stop it or at least minimize its effects? On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with CAILIN O’CONNOR, Associate professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine. With JAMES OWEN WEATHERALL, they have written a book that should be required reading to every one of watches the news and votes: THE MISINFORMATION AGE: HOW FALSE BELIEFS SPREAD.

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