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Disinformed

Sat 10 Sep, 3pm

From COVID conspiracy theories on social media to fake news during election campaigns, the influence of disinformation on public opinion and political debate is under increasing scrutiny. But how can we prevent its proliferation in Australia? Are voters wising up or should tech giants like Meta, Google and TikTok face greater regulation to stem the tide of misinformation? Communications expert Ed Coper (Facts and Other Lies), Crikey‘s political editor Bernard Keane (Lies and Falsehoods) and La Trobe University political scientist and Associate Professor Andrea Carson consider the challenge of separating fact from fiction, with Antoinette Lattouf (How to Lose Friends and Influence White People).

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1 hour

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