Michele Meek & Cailin O’Connor

January 19, 2020

In this episode of Inquiry, we talk with MICHELE MEEK, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. She has edited an amazing collection of interviews and profiles titled INDEPENDENT FEMALE FILMMAKERS: A CHRONICLE THROUGH INTERVIEWS, PROFILES, AND MANIFESTOS.

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? In 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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