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Sander van der Linden

Foolproof: Why we Fall for Misinformation and How to Build Immunity

Hay Festival 2023, 
Misinformation – from fake news to conspiracy theories– is everywhere, and however savvy we are, it can be hard to avoid being taken in. In his new book, FOOLPROOF, Sander van der Linden looks at the psychology behind misinformation, and shows us how we can inoculate ourselves and others against its spread, discern fact from fiction and push back against methods of mass manipulation. Van der Linden is the Professor of Social Psychology in Society and director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He is one of the world’s most cited social scientists and often dubbed Cambridge’s ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher’.
Sander van der Linden