2:30–3:15 p.m.

The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread

Cailin O’Connor
​Associate Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of California, Irvine

  • Why do people hold false beliefs, even when there is ample evidence opposing them?
  • How does our social nature determine what we think is true of the world?
  • How can propagandists control the outcomes of science and what we believe?

Specialty Focus Area: Global Trends