Scientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFPScientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFP
Scientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFP

Scientists increase their presence on social media to counter conspiracy theories and fake news, and make complexities simple

  • A Dutch microbiologist tweeted a one-sentence summary of an antiviral drugs study hours after its release. Her tweet sparked a wide-ranging debate online
  • A Swiss-based researcher gives daily explanations on scientific research and says ‘dismantling nonsense takes 10 times more energy than spreading it’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Scientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFPScientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFP
Scientists, academics and institutes aren’t just fighting the coronavirus – they’re fighting misinformation, too. Photo: AFP
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