Last month, Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter prompted the WHO's Mike Ryan, executive director of the health emergencies program, to say that misinformation costs lives. We looked at what Musk might mean for disinformation and Twitter in last week's episode. Listen here.
- Another pandemic is inevitable, experts say. Addressing vaccine hesitancy is as important as finding new vaccines, experts said during a vaccine conference in Washington, D.C.
- Antivaxxers have always written dubious scientific review articles to try to make their wild speculations about vaccine science seem credible. Now one ended up in a credible journal.
Social media companies need to give their data to independent researchers to better understand how to keep users safe, Scientific American argues.
Disinformation differs from facts not only in its content:
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