UIC Alumni Exchange: The Health Risks of Misinformation

Date / Time

May 19, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Misinformation has been a risk factor throughout the pandemic, leading to more disease and death from COVID-19. School of Public Health Professor Dr. Katrine Wallace is an epidemiologist and social media science communicator who debunks misinformation and false claims about COVID-19 and its vaccines. During this hour she will discuss the difference between misinformation and disinformation, the techniques that people use to mislead, why misinformation goes so viral on social media and how viral misinformation is negatively affecting public health. Register online.

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