Unfriend the Algorithm
Fake news and the common good.
Ed Coper & Malcolm Turnbull AC
Sunday, 11 September 2022 1pm AEST
Presented as part of Antidote 2022
Live-broadcast from The Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Rioters stormed the US Capitol to overturn a presidential election. Medical professionals cite COVID treatment myths, despite no scientific proof. You might have a friend who was a part of lockdown riots, or who is convinced about vaccine conspiracies. It seems crazy - until we realise a decline in traditional news means lies spread quickly online. False information grows in Facebook bubbles, where credibility and accuracy are swapped for a friend's recommendation. This affects governments delivering services, such as mass vaccination to fight a global pandemic. Are social media networks out of control, posing a threat to democracy?
Join former PM Malcolm Turnbull AC and Ed Coper, author of Facts and Other Lies, to discuss whether it's time for governments to prevent the spread of disinformation.
Duration: approximately 60 minutes
Rental period: 30 days
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