Spotting Misinformation and Disinformation
Pervasive pseudoscience thinking exists among the public regarding many socioscientific issues. Pseudoscience includes both misinformation (false information) or disinformation (deliberate dissemination of misleading or biased information) regarding both the content of science and how science works. Pseudoscience both reflects and promotes distrust in science, and exacerbates the personal and societal decision-making that places all of society at greater risk.
Explore 12 historical stories plus a special Covid-19 story that examine how pseudoscientific ideas undermine legitimate scientific developments and well-informed decision-making. Where to start? Reading the Mis/Disinformation Primer will assist in better understanding each of the Spotting Mis/Disinformation stories.