Corona Care Package #2 | Fake News


Tuesday’s post: Which news on corona can you believe and what is fake? (Dutch)
Monday’s post: Is our fear more dangerous than the virus itself? (Dutch)

Tuesday 31 March  |  Fake News

For the upcoming months we had a lecture series planned titled ‘Spotting Bullshit’. In an era where Fake News is omnipresent (especially now!) we thought it would be interesting to help our audience spot the trolls, deepfakes and logical fallacies. The series has been moved to October and November, and over the coming weeks we will already start sharing content to help you separate the news from the nonsense in these confusing times.

Media currently share nothing other than corona updates. Some of those messages are false. Unfortunately, they spread just as fast as the virus itself and cause quite a bit of confusion, fear and uncertainty. Medialogica, an initiative by broadcaster Human, checks the latest corona news and debunks the false alarms on their online platform. Check out today’s post from Medialogica on debunking the latest false alarms about the corona virus. Note that it is in Dutch.

Studium Generale created a Corona Care Package to make #stayingin as pleasant as possible. In the following weeks we will share video’s, blogs, articles and podcasts within four focus areas: Mental Health, Fake News, Arts & Culture and Philosophy.