30 Jun 2021

How do we protect ourselves from misinformation?

From Midday Report, 12:44 pm on 30 June 2021

New research has found half of New Zealand holds at least one belief based on misinformation. The survey of 2300 people has also found 82 percent are somewhat or very concerned about the spread of misinformation. The chief censor David Shanks says harm can come from basing decisions on faulty beliefs -- but he doesn't think his office has a role to play except for on the most extreme claims. University of Waikato epistemologist associate professor Tracy Bowell speaks to Māni Dunlop about what we can do to protect ourselves from misinformation.