Why misinformation is about who you trust, not what you think
- February 14, 2019
- Cailin O’Connor and Jim Weatherall, LPS, in Nautilus, Feb. 14, 2019
The next day, as serendipity would have it, the authors of The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread—philosophers of science Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall—sat down with Nautilus. In their book, O’Connor and Weatherall, both professors at the University of California, Irvine, illustrate mathematical models of how information spreads—and how consensus on truth or falsity manages or fails to take hold—in society, but particularly in social networks of scientists.
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