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This is joint online event between the Association of British Science Writers and the group Challenging Pseudoscience, at the Royal Institution, aims to hear from people on all sides of the problem to formulate recommendations on how social media companies and regulators could navigate this complex issue, to provide the science news we need.

Social networks seem to be struggling on both fronts - in their responsibility to curtail dangerous misinformation, and to promote good, reliable science reporting. Even as pseudoscience runs rampant online, algorithms are known to be inadvertently demoting and blocking access to credible science news. 

At a time when credible science news is vital to public safety, the panel will hear from people on all sides of the problem, and attempt to formulate recommendations on how social media companies and regulators could navigate this complex issue, and give us the science news we need.

This is a joint online event between the Association of British Science Writers and the group Challenging Pseudoscience, at the Royal Institution.

The session will be moderated by journalist and author Angela Saini (Superior, Inferior) with panellists Rumman ChowdhuryDamian CollinsBen Deighton and Maarten Schenk.

 

This event takes places online, 6.30pm, June 22.

Full details and book your place