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What experts say works for combating coronavirus misinformation - Axios

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'Research shows that it's more effective for authoritative figures to present accurate facts early and routinely alongside misinformation, rather than to try to negate every piece of misinformation after-the-fact by labeling it false or by calling it out as false.  The research provides a roadmap for more effective and efficient management of the coronavirus 'infodemic' For example:Pre-bunking: if people are made aware of the flawed reasoning found in conspiracy theories, they may become less vulnerable to such theories; Prioritizing misinformation: health officials, policymakers, news organizations and others need to evaluate how problematic certain forms of misinformation are when determining how much they should invest in providing context.' Read more...

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