The spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories (repeat)

Sep 20, 2021

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The prevalence of misinformation and conspiracy theories have become a growing point of concern in the last few years, in light of its clear impact on politics and culture in Indiana and around the world.

Today we talk to a professor about the psychology behind conspiratorial thinking, and a media expert about what role the news and social media play.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Stephan Lewandowsky
Chair in Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol

Jim Shanahan
Dean of The Media School, Indiana University