Digital Disinfo presented at Denmark's annual Political Festival – University of Copenhagen

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15 June 2017

Digital Disinfo presented at Denmark's annual Political Festival

On 15 June 2017, during Denmark's Political Festival in Allinge on Bornholm (Folkemøde 2017), Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen presented the Digital Disinformation project and discussed the consequences of populism and social media for science with Professor Vincent F. Hendricks. Prorector for Education at University of Copenhagen, Lykke Friis, moderated the discussion.

With the question: "How do universities act and navigate in a political environment where science is loosing its authority?" as starting point, the discussion touch upon several topics such as the president of the United States denying climate change as a Chinese hoax, emotional and spontaneous Facebook posts as a way to political success and the influence of "alternative facts" on elections in Britain, France and Germany.