Fake news in science and how to fight it

A Public Lecture by Doug Specht, Anna Czarnecka and Dariusz Jemielniak, published by Fulbright Poland
The aim of this webinar is to discuss the topic of “fake news” in science: what it is, how it emerges, circulates and grows, as well as to analyze the role of (social) media in this process. It offers ways of counteracting fake news, conspiracy theories and bogus science, as well as shows how certain standards help us fight these phenomena. The panelists discussed what can be done to help elevate the level of trust towards science and scientists.

This webinar took place on February 18, 2021 as part of “The new media: between science and fiction” series organized by the Fulbright Poland and co-financed by the U.S. Department of State from the Special Congressional Appropriation.

Panelists: Anna Czarnecka and Doug Specht. Moderator: Dariusz Jemielniak.

More about the series: https://en.fulbright.edu.pl/webinars

Doug Specht


Doug Specht is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog. FRGS) and a Senior Lecturer (SFHEA) at the Communication and Media Research Institute, within the University of Westminster. His research examines how knowledge is constructed and codified through digital and cartographic artefacts, focusing on development issues, and he has written on this subject in numerous books and papers. He has also spoken on topics of data ethics and mapping practices at conferences and invited lectures around the world. He is a member of the editorial board at Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and sits on BSi committee IST/36 Geographic Information, where he focuses on geographic data in the SDGs. Doug is additionally a trustee of the Santa Rosa Fund, an educational charity; and a core member of the Environmental Network for Central America.


25 February 2021
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