The Integrity Project, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit dedicated to media literacy and conversations surrounding misinformation, is hosting researchers and authors of “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread” Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, of the University of California Irvine.
They will discuss their book and the topic of misinformation 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Morgan Murphy Media/Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, room 202, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Downtown Campus.
Individuals can also attend the live conversation remotely by visiting TIPAZ.org.
O’Connor is a professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science and a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science. Weatherall is professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and is a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science, the Center for Cosmology and the Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy.
The Integrity Project's ongoing lecture series in March brought social media misinformation expert Professor Young Mie Kim of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science and Election Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to Arizona, and on Nov. 16 TIP welcomes vaccine researcher and author of “A Scientist's Warning: The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science,” Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor University's College of Medicine.
The Integrity Project is an apolitical nonprofit with 501c3 status. Collaborators include faculty members of several departments at Arizona State University, including the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Hugh Downs Center for Strategic Communication and the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation as well as affiliates of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.