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Thu 24

August 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

On Disinformation: How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy

92NY Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact

Location: Online

Lee McIntyre in Conversation with The New York Times’ Tiffany Hsu

Join bestselling author, scientific historian and philosopher Lee McIntyre for a conversation with New York Times technology reporter Tiffany Hsu about the relationship between scientific fact and democratic ideals — and his new book, On Disinformation: How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy.

Drawing on over two decades of studying and writing about scientific denialism, On Disinformation is McIntyre’s impassioned defense of truth, and a clear-eyed breakdown of how autocratic leaders wield disinformation to leverage their power — a powerful handbook for breaking the cycle of conspiracies and lies threatening our democracy. Hear McIntyre and Hsu discuss the historical roots of scientific denialism, the practical steps that ordinary citizens can take to fight back against scientific disinformation, how we can pressure our political leaders to stand up for truth, and more.