Times subscribers can Reply to this free event Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific.
It spread through social media and message boards. Through television and radio experts. And in everyday conversations, anywhere in the world. Deformed information can change fuel thoughts and motions. But is it an unstoppable force? How can we resist a series of falsehoods and misrepresentations?
Join Sarah Silverman, comedian and host The Sarah Silverman Podcast, and Times reporters, Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba as they remove the roots of misinformation and the effects of it to our world.
We’ll hear from those who emerged from the radicalization, including Caolan Robertson and Caleb Cain, who were described in the Times podcast’s recent “Rabbit Hole”. And we’ll analyze how some brave readers interact with social media news – with help from David Rand, professor of management and cognitive science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (You want to participate in this segment? You can find all the details after signing up.)