Honors Presents: The Disinformation Age: Dr. Kristen Intemann, Professor of Philosophy on Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Technology that Pe
- Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Disinformation has flourished in an environment where we are politically polarized, there is widespread distrust of "experts," and online content can be completely fabricated in convincing ways. This talk will examine the ways in which social, political, psychological, and technological factors combine to make a "perfect storm" where we are more likely to believe irresponsibly, more likely to distrust others with whom we disagree, and more inclined to unwittingly disseminate disinformation. Potential solutions (and their limitations) will be discussed.
Kristen Intemann is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Director for the Initiative for Science, Technology, Ethics & Society at Montana State University. Specializing in philosophy of science and ethics, her work focuses on scientific objectivity and bias, disinformation, public understanding of and engagement with science, and issues of social justice. She is the co-author of "The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Science and the Public," with Inmaculada de Melo-Martin (Oxford, 2018).
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