It's no secret that the internet has changed the way we communicate, and the last 12 months has also made clear the realisation that it has also changed the way we form our views. On December 5th 2018 we ran an event on Science communication called Disrupting the Conversation (kindly sponsored by Digital Science) on how to battle against misinformation, and effectively communicate scientific ideas.
From the echo chambers and 'fake news', to being at the mercy of the social media giants' exposure algorithms and more and more content being produced each day, the way we make decisions and inform ourselves has had a seismic shift. And what does this mean for science? Amongst the climate change deniers and the anti-vax movement is a need for reconsideration of how evidence and critical thinking is communicated and empowered.
This episode features:
Stephen Buranyi - The Guardian (00:01:25)
Professor Ruth Morgan - Director of the UCL Centre for Forensic Science (00:05:05)
Richard Clarke - PhD researcher at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (00:23:00)
Panel Discussion (01:11:20)