The Sirius Astronomy Association is organizing this Seminar- Debate via the Zoom platform. It will address the Fake News challenges. A panel of scientists and social media personalities from the Arab World will be animating it.
Fake news or intentional misinformation are a modern scourge that threatens our societies and has serious societal and scientific implications. The Sirius Astronomy Association, a pioneer in the dissemination of scientific culture, is organizing a Symposium this Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 17h00 Algerian time (16h00 GMT), bringing under one roof a group of academics from the Arab world and Africa focusing on addressing this phenomenon, which constitutes a real threat.
It will analyse the phenonemon from the perspective of countering it to ward off its spread and raising awareness on its repercussions on security-related matters and different aspects of the social and scientific life. It will tackle a range of topics related to this issue, including its causes, all-out effects as well as the scientific methods to counter it.
The participating scientists are:
– Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
– Dr. Alia Abu Kiwan, Heidelberg, Germany.
– Dr. Jamal Mimouni, University of Constantine 1, Algeria.
The main themes that will be addressed are:
. Why / how does the Arab World produce / consume Fake News in phenomenal quantities?
. How to check the reliability of the information?
. Pseudosciences and charlatans, how to engage and counter them ?
The public is cordially invited to participate.
Details and links can be found on the Association’s Facebook page and on the poster. In case the Zoom meeting room is full, please proceed to the Live Broadcast on the Face book of the Association (جمعية الشعرى لعلم الفلك)