Disinformation and misinformation: the search for truth - RSA

Disinformation and misinformation: the search for the truth

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  • Democracy and governance
  • Education and learning
  • Technology

Join the Augmented Society Network for an exploration of misinformation, discussing how false narratives shape public perception, the ramifications of spreading false information on society, and the role of artificial intelligence in disinformation.

False information, conspiracy, and disinformation are common tactics used to deceive the public, often damaging an adversary’s reputation and/or increasing one's own. In today’s world, misinformation and disinformation are spread more easily and quickly than ever. Even though we know that the majority of misinformation and disinformation published and disseminated on social media platforms and messaging applications affects perceptions of social consensus, problem recognition, and ethical sense making it continues to be the main source of news and information for many. How can we navigate the age of misinformation?

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The Augmented Society Network is an RSA US Thematic Network founded in 2019 by two RSA Fellows with a passion for humankind. The network meets to discuss the impact technology is having on society and will continue to have in the coming weeks, decades and centuries. To learn more about the Augmented Society Network, go to https://www.augmentedsociety.org/.

Photo attribution: The original image can be accessed via Unsplash and is the work of Marvin Meyer

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