Challenging Pseudoscience: Spotting bad information online

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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June

12.00 - 18.00

Event location details

Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, 

Science Museum

Join think tank Demos and the Challenging Pseudoscience Group from the Royal Institution to learn more about false and misleading information online. From misconceptions about climate change to interference in elections, you'll learn what the risks of misinformation and disinformation are, what they can look like, how they spread, and what you can do to tackle them.

Through a series of interactive games and activities, try to spot misinformation, design your own disinformation campaign, and see how your views on what we should do to make online information better compare to others. Plus, ask any questions you have to a series of experts who work on the frontlines of challenging bad information.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Young people
  • Workshop
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