30 Apr 2021

People overestimate their ability to spot fake news - group

From Midday Report, 12:55 pm on 30 April 2021

An independent research group says climate misinformation is the next major fight in the war against conspiracy theories. Helen Lee Bouygues - the founder of the Paris-based Reboot Foundation - says its studies show people greatly over-estimate their ability to spot phony information about climate change. She spoke to Max Towle about how social media platforms like Facebook should be doing more to guide users towards the real science.