Prof Phil Howard & Nicola Aitken in conversation: "Lie machines: misinformation in a Post-COVID world"

In the age of COVID-19, the lie machine is working to undermine trust in institutions like the World Health Organization.

They are pushing a narrative that scientists and experts should not be trusted. And this has worrying implications for global health.

Join us online as Professor Phil Howard, author of ‘Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives’ and Nicola Aitken, Policy Manager at Full Fact, discuss the implications, power and effectiveness of these lie machines and how we can utilise them or shut them down.

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