OII’s Wednesday Webinar Week 4 ‘Are We Really Living in an Infodemic? Deconstructing a Buzzword’
Dr Chico Camargo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science, and Felix M. Simon is a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences at the OII.
Together, they will describe the main consequences of the uncritical adoption of the term ‘infodemic’ in the development of rigorous science on the topic, and further argue how the uncritical adoption of it in policymaking can do more harm than good, highlighting the risk of terms such as ‘an infodemic crisis’ being used to validate authoritarian government politics.
Date: 4 November 2020, 13:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Dr Chico Camargo (Oxford Internet Institute), Felix M. Simon (Oxford Internet Institute)
Organising department: Oxford Internet Institute
Organiser contact email address: events@oii.ox.ac.uk
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://oii.zoom.us/webinar/register/4916022412928/WN_rG_yhvNQQveevY-s8G7DAw
Cost: FREE
Audience: Public
Editors: Isabelle Malcolm, Flora Seddon