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18:00 Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)[18:30] LSS: Mike Flood - Conspiracy theories and social media
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Conspiracy theories and denialism: How much is social media to blame? with Mike Flood Mike set up the Fighting Fake website in early 2017, shortly after Donald Trump weaponised ‘fake news’. The intention was not to try to compete with those working to tackle disinformation and the conspiracy theorists, rather to help raise public awareness of the threat and publicise, explain and contextualise what’s going on. Mike’s formal qualifications are in chemistry, but he went on to study the sociology of science. He’s passionate about the environment, community development and information management. He has been an energy campaigner (with Friends of the Earth); written and tutored technology courses (for the OU); and set up and run a small charity (Powerful Information) working on grassroots development in Eastern Europe and West Africa. Today he manages the Fighting Fake website and Facebook page. He also chairs Milton Keynes Humanists. Links: Fighting Fake: https://www.fightingfake.org.uk/ FF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Critical-Information-241821853032174/ Milton Keynes Humanists: https://www.mkhumanists.org.uk/ All welcome - admission free. You are welcome to participate for free, but will need the joining information in our weekly email. Sign up at http://leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/register/?p=subscribe&id=1 Or email contact@Lsec.org.uk for login details.

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