Reducing health misinformation in science: A call to arms


"The public often turns to science for accurate health information, which, in an ideal world, would be error free. However, limitations of scientific institutions and scientific processes can sometimes amplify misinformation and disinformation... We characterize this article as a “call to arms,” given the urgent need for the scientific information ecosystem to improve. Improvements are necessary to maintain the public’s trust in science, foster robust discourse, and encourage a well-educated citizenry."


Briony Swire-Thompson, David Lazer

Published By:

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science


May 5, 2022