Today it seems that conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are increasingly hard to debunk. How do we convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation?
Jess Berentson-Shaw, author of A Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World, will be joined by Shaun Hendy and Emily Beausoleil to tackle this question head-on. The conversation will cover how we can talk effectively (and empathetically) about contentious information, such as immunisation, the gender pay gap and climate change.
5.30-6.30 p.m., Monday 13 August
The Royal Society of New Zealand
13 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington
All welcome, no rsvp needed