Pause is a UN-backed campaign to counteract the spread of dangerous misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding Covid-19. To explain the origins of misinformation and the ways to avoid being hoodwinked, we have:
David Robson is a science writer and author of The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things, which examines cutting-edge research in reasoning and decision science. Thanks to various cognitive biases, our education and intelligence often fails to protect us from things like fake news or unfounded beliefs, and David has recently reported on the consequences of this in our reactions to Covid-19.
Tommy Shane is Head of Policy and Impact for First Draft, which helps reporters navigate online spaces and its misinformation.