ECHO CHAMBERS AND 'POST-FACT' POLITICS

- developing ideas


Sat 18 February 2017 12:45 – 17:30, Manchester

Apparently we’ve ‘had enough of experts’. Increasingly online platforms quietly tailor what we encounter to fit our existing views- creating echo chambers out of our prejudices. We are worried that the role of evidence in politics is slipping- and we want to do something about it. The aim of this project is to draw together people with a wider range of experience and interests to try and unpick these issues and think about how we can start developing ways to respond.

Our first event on Saturday 12th November led to some great discussions and together we came up with some really interesting initiatives for tackling this issue. Click this link to read these initiatives for tackling post-fact politics, and add to them.

Now we are getting together a group of people for an event on Saturday 18th February to take these ideas further and start developing these initiatives. If you’re an activist, policy wonk, artist, or simply someone interested in this topic we’d love for you to be there. It doesn’t matter at all if you didn’t make it to the first event as we’ll get you up to speed, and there will be a chance for people to add new ideas on the day. Click this link to see the eventbrite for full details of the event and how to signup for this free event.

We are also using this site for people to share thoughts on this topic as blogs- we’d love to hear from you. We’ve also created a list of articles on this topic from across the web.

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