The Annenberg Public Policy Center has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand a new model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health.
At Commencement, Jamieson Hails Penn’s Role in Fighting Pandemic
At the delayed commencement for Penn's class of 2020, Kathleen Hall Jamieson lauded the university's faculty, students, and graduates for their work battling the pandemic.
Claims About Vaccines and Voter Fraud Lead FactCheck.org’s ‘Whoppers of 2021’
FactCheck.org's 2021 "whoppers of the year" include claims about Covid-19 and vaccines, Trump's false voter fraud claims, and claims by and about the Biden administration.
COVID-19 Risk, Prevention and Treatment
The "Guide for Understanding How to Protect Yourself and Your Community" from COVID-19 offers valuable information about the disease and its origin, transmission, virulence, prevention and treatments.
Jamieson: How to Debunk Misinformation about COVID, Vaccines and Masks
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias Receive Google Funding to Address COVID Misinformation
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.
FactCheck.org’s ‘Whoppers of 2020’ Finds Trump Again in a Class of His Own
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
FactCheck.org Announces Renewed Funding to Support SciCheck
FactCheck.org announced that it has received a third year of funding from the Stanton Foundation to support SciCheck, which focuses on false and misleading political claims about science.
A Majority of People Say They Would Get a Zika Vaccine If It Were Available
A majority of people in the U.S. said that they would be likely to get a vaccine to protect them against Zika virus if it were available, according to the latest APPC survey, No vaccine exists yet.
Nearly 2/3 of Americans Claim ‘Poor’ or ‘Fair’ Understanding of GMOs
Nearly two-thirds of Americans claim to have a “poor” or “fair” understanding of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), suggesting more knowledge is needed in food labeling and using GM mosquitoes to fight Zika.