UCI Experts On: Misinformation
- August 26, 2021
- Cailin O'Connor and Jim Weatherall, UCI Logic and Philosophy of Science
From climate change to vaccines, beliefs about science vary widely based on a person’s social networks and information sources. And those beliefs can have far reaching implications for public policy that impacts everyone. Logic & philosophy of science professors Cailin O'Connor and Jim Weatherall, authors of The Misinformation Age: How False Belief Spread, are leading a National Science Foundation-funded study to learn more about the ways in which false beliefs take flight, what this means for public understanding of science, and how we can better understand and ultimately mitigate misinformation. They tackle these topics in the first reboot of the UCI School of Social Sciences Experts On series. Watch and listen in below.