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It spreads via social media and message boards. Through tv pundits and speak radio. And in every day conversations, in each nook of the world. Disinformation can change minds and gasoline actions. But is it an unstoppable pressure? How can we resist a torrent of falsehoods and distortions?
Join Sarah Silverman, comic and host of The Sarah Silverman Podcast, and Times reporters Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba as they untangle the roots of disinformation, and the consequences it has on our world.
We’ll hear from individuals who emerged from radicalization, together with Caolan Robertson and Caleb Cain, who was profiled within the latest Times podcast “Rabbit Hole”. And we’ll analyze how just a few courageous readers work together with information on social media — with assist from David Rand, a professor of administration and cognitive science on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Want to take part on this section? You can discover all the small print after you register.)