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23 September, 2022

National University of Singapore (@NUSingapore)

Organised by the LRF Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (@ipur_nus) & The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) (@nuscticnus)

Presenting as a guest lecturer, Prof Heidi Larson will join Lisa Robinson, Head of Advisory & Policy, BBC Media Action, to talk about ‘Rumours, myths & misinformation: Why they stick in the world today and how to shift them’.

In this seminar, Prof Larson will discuss why and how misinformation, myths and rumours proliferate and linger within society and how society can become more resilient to its negative influences.



17 Symposium ALIMS 2022

21-22 October 2022
Belgrade, Serbia
Two of IRIS Academic’s founding partners, Prof Fabiana Zollo (Ca’ Foscari) and Dr Rachael Piltch-Loeb (Harvard), will be giving a lecture about their collaborative work on disinformation in health and vaccination at the 17th Symposium ALIMS 2022, Serbia.

Internet Festival 2022 #IF2022

6-9 October, 2022
Pisa, Italy (in person only)

Prof Walter Quattrociocchi will take part in what promises to be a lively panel discussion “Infodemic – The virus of disinformation” at Italy’s largest annual event dedicated to the exploration of the Internet and digital innovation.

Rumours, myths & misinformation

23 September, 2022
Singapore @ National University of Singapore (recording now available)

Prof Heidi Larson will present as the guest speaker to discuss how misinformation, myths and rumours proliferate and linger within society.