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In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like ‘fake news’, ‘misinformation’, and ‘disinformation’. And online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are often implicated (with good reason) in their spread.
But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the online social networks really play?
In this public lecture, Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell will explore mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.
The lecture will be 45 minute presentation followed by Q & A.
This lecture is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Virtual Public Lecture Series.
The 2021 Foenander Lecture will be delivered by Rachel Doyle SC.
During 2020, in response to the revelation that former justice of the High Court, Justice Dyson Heydon, had been the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment committed against associates at the Court, Rachel Doyle SC wrote and spoke widely on the topics of sexual harassment, new ways of teaching consent and the culture of silence in the legal profession. In early 2021, she published the book Power & Consent (part of the In the National Interest series published by Monash University Press).
In this year’s Foenander lecture, Rachel Doyle SC will talk about the themes in relation to sexual harassment and power which underpin her book, and address them in the wider context of developments in industrial and employment law over the last 20 years - including the shift from collective action to individual complaints.