Covid and the spread of conspiracy theories

Monday, 21 September 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Early in the year the World Health Organization warned that we were battling not just a pandemic but an "infodemic". Robin Canniford from the Department of Management and Marketing at Melbourne University talks with Zac Shapiro about how this infodemic has manifested itself in the proliferation of digitally driven conspiracy theories.

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?

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John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong

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