Who do you trust? Online reviews and Dr. Google need a vigilant eye

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Consumer reviews online have become hugely influential on our decisions when it comes making all kinds of purchases. So, it’s not surprising to find a whole industry pumping out fake reviews. Marketing and consumer psychology researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, Adrian Camilleri talks about how to negotiate this minefield of misinformation. And the use of online information has extended to health advice. Rachael Dunlop from in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University and the Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming explains.



Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong