Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories
In this seminar, researchers discuss the source and spread of conspiracy theories in Russia and the West, how they’re successful, how they relate to government and what can be done to stem the flow of misinformation.
Find out more about our researchers:
Vera Tolz and Stephen Hutchings are both Professors of Russian and have been working on a research project about Russia in the global mediasphere and the move from a cold war to an information war.
Dr Michael Prentice is a Research Fellow with the Digital Trust and Security Initiative that is part of the Digital Futures programme at the University of Manchester. He’s a linguistic and cultural anthropologist specialising in the role of communication in the workplace, both in the UK and South Korea.
- Follow the Digital Futures programme on Twitter @DigitalUoM
- Read Dr Michael Prentice's research profile
- Read 'Privacy pitfalls in combatting coronavirus digitally: Lessons from South Korea' on the Manchester policy blog.
Peter Knight is a Professor of American Studies and has written numerous papers on conspiracy theories and has contributed to The Conversation website’s recent podcast series on this topic.
- Follow Prof Peter Knight on Twitter @peter_g_knight
- Listen to the 'Why are there so many coronavirus conspiracy theories? Listen to part six of our expert guide' podcast on The Conversation
- Discover research on 'Comparative analysis of conspiracy theories in Europe'
- Read Prof Peter Knight's research profile.
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