Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Stay Skeptical
Whether you call it hooey, codswallop, or malarky, misinformation is not what it used to be. It’s harder to spot now. New-school BS is often cloaked in the trappings of math, science, and statistics. Can you identify which tweets about a new COVID study are fraudulent? Plus, deceptive on-line
advertisements that relentlessly beg for our attention. All in all, it’s a jungle out there. We have tips for getting through it.
- Carl Bergstrom – Evolutionary biologist at the University of Washington and author of “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.”
- Franziska Roesner – Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
- Eric Zeng – Graduate student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
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