The Blanquerna Observatory participated this Thursday, March 25th, in the webinar “Populism and Truth in the Media: Solutions during Covid-19”, organized by the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU). The meeting revolved around the challenge posed by populism for the transmission of truth in the media and the consequences of the growing circulation of fake news and misinformation on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions:
- How should the challenges of populism be understood in order to equip society with adequate information?
- What solutions can be proposed?
The session featured a lecture by Benjamin Moffitt, Senior Lecturer in Politics and DECRA Member of the Australian Research Council at the National School of the Arts at the Catholic University of Australia, and by William Hasselberger, Philosopher and Professor of Politics at the Institute of Political Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal. The conversation was moderated by Simona Beretta, professor of International Economics at the Catholic University of the Sacro Cuore, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of Milan, and director of the Centro di Ateneo per la Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa.