“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Is that true? What effect does fake news have on our cognitive abilities? Why don’t facts change our minds? As the whirlwind of social media and 24-hour news cycles gets faster and faster, how can we expect our human minds to keep up? Find out from a panel of psychologists and technology experts including:
- Jocelyn Brewer, a psychologist with expertise in the psychology of technology, and the creator of Digital Nutrition
- Alessa Teunisse, a PhD candidate at Macquarie University, who is exploring the psychology of gullibility and the factors that impact a person’s likelihood to be scammed
- Dr Joanne Orlando, a leading analyst, advisor and media commentator in the field of children and technology
- Dr Celine Van Golde, an associate lecturer in forensic psychology at the University of Sydney, interested in how false information can change our memories, beliefs and interpretations of events we experience and/or witness.
Hosted by Jim Fishwick (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Improv Theatre Sydney)