Tim Schatto-Eckrodt was invited to hold a keynote speech at the “2nd International Week of Semiotics” at the University of Potsdam on the 10th of February. In his speech, he addressed lies, fakes and conspiracy theories distributed online and showed empirical evidence for their effects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thereby, he explained the persuasive power of such misinformation.
The “Week of Semiotics” is organised by the University of Potsdam and aims to offer the master students enrolled in the Master’s programme “Applied cultural science and cultural semiotics” various insights into the use of semiotic analyses as well as fruitful contacts with experts. The concrete topics change every day, on the 10th the presentors were invited to talk about “All Fake? Media, populism and protests”.