How to Fight an Infodemic

  • Fred Vigeant

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, the World Health Organization warns about an information epidemic or “infodemic.”

Even diligent consumers of news are inundated with stats, graphs, press conferences, and think-pieces, as well as dubious data, miscredited quotations, and outright harmful claims.

Journalist and editor-in-chief of PolitiFact Angie Drobnic Holan and computer scientist and associate professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington Kate Starbird, join John Donvan for a special discussion on fighting an “infodemic.”

Join us for Intelligence Squared U.S. Friday April 17 at 9am & 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3.  There will not be a new Smart Talk episode on Friday.

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