Sander van der Linden
Foolproof: Why We Fall for Misinformation and How to Build Immunity
Literary Lunch Event
Finishes at: Wednesday 01 November 3:00 PM
The most worrying aspect of fake news is how quickly it catches on, and how fast it spreads. Just like a virus, misinformation infects our minds – altering our beliefs and replicating at astonishing rates. Once it takes hold, our primary strategies of fact-checking and debunking are an insufficient cure.
Now, however, there’s an intriguing new approach to tackling this problem: one of the world’s top experts on fighting misinformation reveals the psychology behind its power – and how we can protect ourselves. In Foolproof, Sander van der Linden describes how to inoculate yourself and others against the spread of misinformation, discern fact from fiction and push back against methods of mass persuasion.
Despite what we may believe, everyone is susceptible to fake news in some form. So what can we do about it? Come and listen to Sander van der Linden’s advice!
Tickets can be purchased to just the talk or the talk and the Literary Lunch.
Options are available at the check-out.
Our popular Literary Lunch gives you a chance to meet Sander van der Linden in advance of the talk - in the relaxed surroundings of the Dining Hall at Cedars House. Sander will join guests for lunch at 12.30pm before the short walk across to Cedars Hall where the talk will begin at 2pm.
Thai chicken soup followed by Belgian chocolate fondant and honeycomb ice cream.
The soup is accompanied by artisan breads.
Please contact the box office on 01749 834483 if you have any special dietary requirements.
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