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Disinformation and polarization debated on conference cycle

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UPDATE – NEXT SESSION – Inês Narciso, historian and Sociology PhD student, and Vera Novais, journalist and president of SciComPT, talk about the origin of disinformation and fake news

“How to speak with who does not want to listen: beyond polarization and disinformation” ("Como Dialogar com quem não quer ouvir: para lá da polarização e da desinformação”) is the subject of the new online conference cycle organized by the Lisbon Science Academy Young Researchers Seminar, in partnership with ITQB NOVA and Universidade de Coimbra. Starting on December 13th and holding a session per month, this cycle aims to promote a reflexion on issues such as trust in science, political polarization, and disinformation, while discussing strategies to reach those who are not interested in listening.

The cycle is organized by ITQB NOVA’s Pedro Matos Pereira, principal investigator, Ana Sanchez, professor and Head of advanced training, and Gonçalo Marcelo, from Universidade de Coimbra. The next session, the fourth of this cycle, will take place on March 14th, at 6pm, on the “Origin of disinformation and fake news”. The invited speakers are Inês Narciso, historian and PhD student in sociology (ISCTE-IUL) and Vera Novais, journalist at Observador and president of SciComPT. 

The importance of communication is more recognized than ever. Amidst one of the biggest global crisis of modern times, some people are not willing to listen to the advice of experts, and it is crucial to understand why. Only with everyone’s contribution can we create a democratic two-way dialogue to bridge the gap and soften these positions. Join this discussion on YouTube (here) or register to access the Zoom meeting (register now for the first session here).

Check the full conference calendar here.

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