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April 2021

Responding to misinformation: how to ‘do it right’

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
43 Below Bar & Restaurant, 43 Barrack Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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At this meeting we'll look into how we as skeptics respond to misinformation. Misinformation (and its deliberate associate disinformation) is everywhere. Dealing with it can be frustrating and tricky - because people are complex creatures! For one thing, misinformation can be 'sticky'. Fact-checking can reduce people’s beliefs in false information. However, misinformation often continues to influence people’s thinking even after they receive and accept a correction. It's therefore important to use the most effective debunking approaches to achieve maximum impact.…

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