On November 25th, Provenance’s Eileen Culloty delivered a presentation on ‘understanding and countering disinformation to the Irish Health Research Board Annual Conference. The
conference on Trust and Truth in Health Research addressed a range of related topics, including the spread of disinformation in the digital era.
In her presentation, Eileen explained that the Provenance project is grounded in best practice regarding the current scientific consensus on how to counter disinformation.
Her remarks were also featured in an Irish Times news report.
@CullotyEileen offers some tips on countering healthcare disinformation:— Cochrane UK (@CochraneUK) November 25, 2020
➡️Repeated, explanatory corrections of #FakeNews
➡️Affirming scientific consensus
➡️Highlighting expert, trusted sources
➡️Asking people to question accuracy - "does this sound true?"#HRBConf2020 pic.twitter.com/GHR1ibs3hA
@CullotyEileen "if you explain to people how manipulation works, how they create the impression there is #scientific confusion when there is consensus,then people can know to look out for that in the future" People need skills to reject #disinformation on all topics #HRBConf2020 pic.twitter.com/ubdDu5ZpdG— HRB-TMRN (@hrbtmrn) November 25, 2020
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