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'Intelligence Squared U.S.: How to fight an infodemic'


As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, the World Health Organization is warning of the spread of something else -- an information epidemic or "infodemic." And while diligent consumers of the news are inundated with stats, graphs, press conferences, and think-pieces, so too are they exposed to dubious data, miscredited quotations and outright harmful claims. 

In this episode, John Donvan sits down with two leading experts in the spread of information, journalist and editor-in-chief of "PolitiFact" Angie Drobnic Holan and computer scientist and associate professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington Kate Starbird, for a discussion on how to be discerning communicators during a time of crisis.

Each episode of "Intelligence Squared U.S." presents a debate that aims to enlighten, entertain and inform. Listen Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.