COSMIC RELIEF Live Webinars with Fred Watson.
Fake news is not new. Intentionally misleading stories have been around for centuries, but today, everyone’s a journalist (or thinks they are), and advertising revenue drives social media sites. Fake news ranges in malicious intent from misleading headlines to totally fabricated content, and astronomy and space science are particularly vulnerable because we admit what we don’t know. In this fully-illustrated and entertaining talk, Fred Watson explores the universe of fake news.