Exposure to anti-vax tweets was followed by negative vaccination attitudes and behavior – but not among people who discussed vaccination with others.
Science leaders and scholars have convened at Sunnylands retreats aimed at ensuring scientific integrity in research, authorship, gene editing and in judicial filings.
The Annenberg Science Media Monitor analyzes how the news media have presented different narratives about science, from discovery to retractions, from identifying problems in research to the "problem explored."
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson was awarded the 2020 Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences during a virtual ceremony.
People who relied on conservative or social media in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak were more likely to be misinformed about how to prevent the virus and believe conspiracy theories about it, a study of media use and public knowledge has found.
In an ongoing series of articles, FactCheck.org debunks myths and rumors from social media sites and corrects misstatements by politicians and others about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus.
In the 2016 election cycle, Russian Twitter trolls sent targeted pro- and anti-vaccination tweets via various fake persona types, poisoning the kind of crisis communications that may be critical today in the coronavirus pandemic.