Disinformation is Everywhere. Why Should we Change our Perspective on this Phenomenon?
Led by: Dr Katarzyna Bąkowicz
Most of us associate disinformation only with media and politics, and we are right – there are numerous examples of fake news and manipulation in these areas. However, we need to broaden our perspective and recognize that disinformation is a more complex phenomenon that can also be found in unexpected places.
In my speech, I will try to start discussing stereotypes and exclusions, and then delve into disinformation in the health sector, media, and politics, as well as its serious consequences in business and prevalence of fake news in science. By highlighting the various contexts in which disinformation can occur, we can start to consider strategies to counteract it. I believe that the solution lies in fostering a responsible communication system that promotes critical thinking, encourages breaking out of filter bubbles, and advocates humility in the face of ignorance.