The FFS Show 38: Can you be vaccinated against misinformation?

The FFS Show is back with ANOTHER brand new co-host.

This episode features Ferret journalist Paul Dobson in the co-host chair, and he and Ali discuss the Scottish Government’s new rent freeze announcement.

Ali also spoke to Professor Sander van der Linden from the University of Cambridge, about his research into the idea of inoculating people against misinformation.

The FFS Show 38: Can you be vaccinated against misinformation? 5

Listen to episode 38 of The FFS Show podcast here.

Show notes:

  • Professor van der Linden’s book, Foolproof: Why We Fall for Misinformation and How to Build Immunity is out next February.
  • You can play the misinformation game Bad News here.
  • And more about the ideas behind a “psychological vaccine” against misinformation here.

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