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From the archive: What’s Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It

Posted by QED on 27 September 2022, 09:23

Almost everyone agrees we’ve got a problem with fake news, misinformation, pseudoscience and conspiracy theories - but we don’t agree on what qualifies as each, who’s behind it all, or what to do about it. In his talk from QED 2017, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Ball tries to dissect what’s gone wrong with our information ecosystem, who’s to blame (spoiler: all of us), and what we can do to fight back.

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