How do I combat coronavirus misinformation? : Short Wave The World Health Organization has called the spread of misinformation around the coronavirus an "infodemic." So what do you do when it's somebody you love spreading the misinformation? In this episode, Maddie talks with Invisibilia reporter Yowei Shaw about one man's very unusual approach to correcting his family. And we hear from experts about what actually works when trying to combat misinformation.
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How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

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How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

How to Correct Misinformation, According to Science.

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The World Health Organization has called the spread of misinformation around the coronavirus an "infodemic." So what do you do when it's somebody you love spreading the misinformation? In this episode, Maddie talks with Invisibilia reporter Yowei Shaw about one man's very unusual approach to correcting his family. And we hear from experts about what actually works when trying to combat misinformation.

For more on how to do science communication right, check out our earlier episode How To Talk About The Coronavirus With Friends And Family.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was reported and produced by Yowei Shaw, edited by Deborah George, and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.