The Coronavirus Pandemic
Stopping the Spread of Misinformation

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Facebook Live Q&A with K. “Vish” Viswanath, Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A flood of evolving information, as well as potentially damaging misinformation, has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. Amplified by social media, misinformation in particular can undermine critical public health efforts, fuel conspiracy theories and add confusion to the global conversation about how to curb the pandemic. In this Facebook Live Q&A,  K. “Vish” Viswanath, Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, explored the pitfalls of COVID-19 misinformation as well as approaches to surfacing transparent and trustworthy information about the pandemic.

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Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH

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