The RSA Workshop

How do we cure the misinformation virus?

Date: Wednesday 10th June 2020
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: Virtual CogX

The world today is in the midst of a harmful misinformation ‘infodemic’. Doubt, worry, and a lack of information about Coronavirus allows rumours, hearsay and conspiracies to flourish. Tech companies and governments are trialling multiple ways of overcoming misinformation, yet the problem is still rife.

What solutions are we missing? Will government attempts to regulate the problem give us better information or merely stifle free speech? What do our lived experiences tell us need to happen to allow society to flourish?

Join the RSA’s Tech & Society Team, and Maeve Walsh of Carnegie UK, for an interactive deep dive into their research on the subject, taking a longer view of the parallels of misinformation before and during the crisis, as well as have a chance to discuss your own thoughts.

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