Rethink Talks: Misinformation, disinformation and sense making in crisis

June 24, 2020

Digital technologies have created an information deluge. It is impossible to keep up with the flood. But digital technologies have also changed the flow of information in the world. The old gatekeepers like the media have been bypassed. What does this mean during a crisis when we need to make rapid decisions under uncertainty and we need to act collectively?

In this episode Owen Gaffney speaks to Kate Starbird, who is associate professor at the University of Washington. Kate is an expert in how communications technologies are used during crises. Owen also talks to Victor Galaz, an associate professor and deputy director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University where part of his work looks at the spread of disinformation online.

About Rethink Talks Rethink Talks is Stockholm Resilience Centre’s multimedia podcast series on resilience thinking and global change. It spotlights conversations between experts on a range of topics that highlight how resilience thinking and biosphere stewardship adds value to current debates on for instance COVID-19.

Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international research centre which advances sustainability science for biosphere stewardship. The centre is a joint initiative between Stockholm University and The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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