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History: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and Disinformation

Updated Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Dr Arddun Arwyn from Aberystwyth University's Department of History & Welsh History presents Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and Disinformation: Past, Present and Future.

Fake News, conspiracy theories and disinformation are prominent features of our society today. They have a great impact on politics, are eroding trust and are creating dangerous divisions. These issues are also a big challenge for our future.

Fake news is not, however, a new phenomenon. There are numerous examples throughout history when disinformation and conspiracy theories have impacted politics and society.

This webinar explores the detrimental effect of disinformation on German politics and society in the Third Reich and highlights how the skills of the historian in critical thinking, fact checking, and analysis are central to combatting disinformation in the future.



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