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100 Sec. To Midnight: Skepticism & Existential Threats in the Age of Fake News

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100 Sec. To Midnight: Skepticism & Existential Threats in the Age of Fake News

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

We've teamed up with other Skeptics in the Pub groups around the country to organise regular talks online during lockdown!

Full title: 100 Seconds To Midnight: Skepticism and Existential Threats in the Age of Fake News - Andrew Torrez

In an age where fake news and viral videos have gone international, attorney Andrew Torrez helps break down where and why the law still matters. You'll learn how sharpening the tools in your skeptical toolbox is more important than ever to help us navigate potentially existential threats to human life and flourishing.

P. Andrew Torrez has been practicing law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. since 1997 when he graduated from Harvard Law School with honors. After litigating some of the largest commercial matters in the United States, Mr Torrez started his own firm in 2015 to serve entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses. In 2016, he co-founded the popular podcast "Opening Arguments," which breaks down and explains prominent legal stories in the news.

About Skeptics in the Pub - Online We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high-quality online events focussing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

New to Skeptics in the Pub or Twitch or both? We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have early doors at 6:45 to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don't need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won't need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.

More details on accessibility, inclusion and safety here: https://www.skepticsinthepub.org/online-safety

Safety & Comfort

We aim to be an inclusive organisation, welcoming attendees from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders. The directors reserve the right to remove any attendee whose continued presence represents a real or perceived threat to the smooth running of our events, or the security and comfort of other attendees. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.