To stop fake news, challenge your own views first | Lionel Page
The information era seems to have given way to the post-truth era, where the lines between facts and fictions have been blurred by fake news. How could fake news be so effective? Lionel Page, Professor in Behavioural Economics argues that fake news works because we are willing to believe it. To stop fake news and improve the public debate, we have to change how we engage with the news and spread them on social media.
Lionel is the Head of the Queensland Behavioural Economics group. He received the 2016 Young Economist Prize from the Economic Society of Australia. His research focuses on the study of economic and political behaviour. He is a dual French and Australian citizen having worked in economics in Paris, London and Brisbane.