#041 – Fake News & Post Truth with Gleb Tsipursky

Are we living in a post-truth era? What is “fake news,” and what problems does it pose to critical thinkers and reason-oriented activists? What is the alternative to “alternative facts”? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a consultant, speaker, and author who specializes in behavioral science and the psychology of decision-making. Dr. Tsipursky is the President of the non-profit organization Intentional Insights, dedicated to advocating for truth and reason in politics. He is the author and organizer of the Pro-Truth Pledge, part of a movement designed to reverse the tide of lies and fake news in politics and the wider culture by providing incentives to public figures to base their statements on verifiable truth.

Gleb Tsipursky’s website: http://glebtsipursky.com/.

Gleb Tsipursky on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gleb_Tsipursky

Intentional Insights website: http://intentionalinsights.org/

The Pro-Truth Pledge: https://www.protruthpledge.org/

Gleb Tsipursky, “A Science-Based Solution to Lies in Politics,” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/intentionalinsights/2017/06/a-behavioral-science-solution-to-lies-in-politics/.

Gleb Tsipursky, “How to Address the Epidemic of Lies in Politics,” https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-to-address-the-epidemic-of-lies-in-politics/



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