ERMeCC Lunch Seminar

Start date

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 12:00

End date

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018, 13:00

ERMeCC Lunch Seminar

We wish to invite you to an ERMeCC Lunch Seminar taking place on 28 March, from 12:00-13:00 in Mandeville T3-03. Please feel free to bring your lunch and comments! In turn, we will provide cookies, beverages, and intellectual stimulation by presenting the following research:

Deviant Agents, Counterknowledge, and the Good Information Society
Juliane Lischka (Universität Zürich): 

One consequence of digital society is that every user can participate in public communication online. This has led to an appearance of information sources that position themselves as being alternative to traditional news sources. Such information may include radical or anti-social views as well as so-called counterknowledge, i.e., misinformation that imitates factual information, which confines the “good” information society. It is relevant to understand what content and arguments are distributed by which “deviant” agents as well as whether and how audience members are convinced by counterinformation. The overall research question is what online content about climate change and social sustainability do deviant agents communicate with what effect on audience members’ opinions?