Join Demos, in partnership with the group Challenging Pseudoscience at the Royal Institution, for a panel event to discuss how to engage with the fact of scientific uncertainty when tackling misinformation.
We’ll discuss how we, as a society, do and should engage with scientific information and the fact of scientific uncertainty: in particular, what this means for what healthy conversations in online environments about scientifically uncertain issues look like.
We’ll look at how different groups – citizens, media, scientists, policymakers – think about and engage with concepts like scientific fact’ and ‘scientific uncertainty’. We’ll also explore the ways scientific uncertainty interacts online – where it is discussed in a healthy, robust and respectful way, and where it can lead to conspiracising and hate, and what needs to change about how we engage with scientific uncertainty in the public sphere.
- Bejay Mulenga, Executive Director, The Student View
- Will Moy, CEO, Full Fact
- Alex O’Brien, Vice Chair, The Association of British Science Writers
- Ellen Judson, Head of CASM, Demos (chair)
The event will also be livestreamed and recorded.
Doors will open at 5:30pm, with the panel starting at 6pm. Drinks will be provided.
This event has now passed. You can watch the recording here.