Fake News and Social Media: Impacts on Science Communication and Education

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)

The spread of “fake news” sources on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, combined with increased distrust of traditional media sources and technological and social changes in the communication environment, is of growing concern to the scientific and journalism communities. This session provides perspectives on impacts to science communication and education.

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Social Media and Science News
Dan Kahan, Yale Law School
The Psychology of Fake News