Misinformation in the Digital Age : Comparative Contexts and Policy Lessons

May 5–6, 2022

Toulouse, TSE/IAST Building

Background and objective

The spread of misinformation on social media raises many challenges for individuals, groups, and democratic institutions and affects both online and offline behavior. Finding effective solutions for these challenges requires cooperation across social science disciplines including political science, psychology, communication studies, and sociology. More concretely, we need theories and empirical studies that examine the effects of misinformation on individual and group behavior, its influence on institutions, and the psychological mechanisms that contribute to its spread. This conference will bring together scholars working across disciplines and contexts, unified by the goal of improving our understanding of these issues.

Organizers: Bence Bago (ANITI and IAST) and Leah Rosenzweig (University of Chicago)


List of speakers:

Alberto Acerbi, Brunel University London

Nadia Brashier, Purdue University

Young Mie Kim, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol

Sander van der Linden, Unviersity of Cambridge

Jason Reifler, University of Exeter

Alexander Stewart, University of St Andrews

Joshua Tucker, NYU

Leah Rosenzweig, University of Chicago

Bence Bago, ANITI & IAST


Location: Toulouse, IAST & TSE building

Dates: May 5-6, 2022

Registration: Online registration is required to attend the conference. Registrations are closed.

Contact: For further information, please send an email to the organizers : and


This event is funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the investissements d'avenir programme reference ANR-17-EURE-0010.


Misinformation in the Digital Age : Comparative Contexts and Policy Lessons, Toulouse, TSE/IAST Building, May 5–6, 2022.