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Communicating through Social Media It is important for effective risk communication during COVID-19 to instruct, inform, and motivate appropriate self-protective behaviors, and it is also important to monitor the changing environment and address the informational needs of the public. This Read More
This week is full of information about misinformation. All across the globe, misinformation about COVID-19 is a major threat to public health. In this research study of prevalence and predictors of belief in misinformation across the United States, the United Read More
COVID-19 Information on Twitter It appears that Twitter has become the preferred social media platform to communicate facts, myths, and opinions about COVID-19. In this analysis of COVID-19-related information on Twitter, researchers determined that celebrities, politicians, and health agencies had Read More
Misinformation on Social Media This month, the American Journal of Public Health published a special issue on health misinformation on social media. Below are just a few highlights from the issue: Five evidence-based recommendations for government and public health organizations Read More
Message Approaches to Conspiracy Theories and Political Climate Belief in conspiracy theories about COVID-19 in the United States is prevalent and constant. This article presents the results of a national probability survey about conspiracy theories, preventive measure behaviors and intentions, Read More

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