John Cook on Fighting Misinformation

Premiere DateMay 9, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:55 John Cook
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03:08 Equal Weight to Contrarian Views
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07:22 Teaching Both Science & Rhetoric
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10:20 Educating About Misinformation
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11:26 Evidence Squared Podcast
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12:28 Outro
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13:05 Raindrop Hot Flash Heat Wave
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16:38 Finish
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John Cook joins the show to discuss his recent study regarding misinformation about climate change, the trouble with giving equal weight to contrarian views, and the importance of educating about misleading argumentation.

John Cook is a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and founder of the website Skeptical Science. He’s the lead author of a study published last week in PLOS One regarding inoculation against misinformation surrounding climate change. He also hosts the new podcast Evidence Squared.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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