Users of 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.
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.
People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to new research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
An updated Annenberg Science Media Monitor on retractions of scientific findings found just 38% of the articles analyzed indicated how the errors or misconduct occurred.
In an effort to increase public understanding of the scientific process, the Annenberg Science Media Monitor has published reports seeking to improve science reporting in the news media.
In its fourth report, the Annenberg Science Media Monitor focuses on media reports about crisis and self-correction in science and efforts to address them.
To sustain trust in science, scientists must more clearly show the public -- and each other -- that they honor scientific norms, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and other scholars assert in an article in PNAS.
Many people say they don't live near a nuclear, fracking, or refinery site when they do. A new study looks at how the public forms perceptions of proximity to risk sites such as nuclear, fracking and refinery sites.