S1E56 / Flattening the Infodemic Curve / Claire Wardle, John Cook and Renee DiResta
"That's the challenge with infodemics: too much information and not knowing who to trust." - Claire Wardle
Combating misinformation has become more important than ever during the pandemic. The novel coronavirus, social media, and a polarized political environment created something public health experts have dubbed an "infodemic" — a flood of misleading information and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and the public response to it. In this episode of EPIDEMIC, we'll hear how misinformation spreads online, share some tips on how to spot it, and find out what needs to change to keep misinformation from causing serious harm.
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