We need to understand and accept that the benefits of challenging misinformation online outweigh the risk of staying silent.
Current research evidence suggests that communications aimed at debunking vaccine-related misinformation should be used judiciously and sparingly.
An early pandemic survey found that respondents’ intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccines were linked more to their media literacy and opinion of health experts than knowledge of the virus or previous vaccination behavior.
Fake science websites are learning to appear equally rigorous in order to trick their audiences into believing fringe, debunked and bogus theories.
Rapid Evidence Review: The Effectiveness of Selected Interventions for Tackling Public Health Misinformation
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