Rethink Talks


Misinformation, disinformation and sense making in crisis

Season 1, Ep. 2

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 are now 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 media strategist Owen Gaffney speaks to Kate Starbird, an associate professor at the University of Washington and expert on the use of communications technologies in times crisis. Owen also talks to Victor Galaz, associate professor and deputy director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University who studies the spread of disinformation online.

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