4 tips to reduce the influence of misinformation

COMMON wisdom says that communicating the science to patients is the solution to busting medical myths and misconceptions.

Yet a growing body of evidence indicates this approach can backfire when evidence threatens a person’s worldview.

One way to reduce the influence of misinformation is inoculation: we can stop the spread of science denial by exposing people to a weak form of science denial, says University of Queensland communication research

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