Countering Misuses of Scientific Findings

Friday, February 12, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Hoover (Marriott Wardman Park)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The marriage of polarized politics and social and micro-targeted media has increased the likelihood that selective distortions of science will reach susceptible audiences and pollute policy debates. After flagging a number of consequential distortions, this presentation will explore alternative means of correcting them.