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Government and media misinformation about COVID-19 is confusing the public

Kyriakidou, Maria, Morani, Marina, Soo, Nikki and Cushion, Stephen (2020) Government and media misinformation about COVID-19 is confusing the public. LSE COVID-19 Blog (07 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Plenty of disinformation about the pandemic is circulating. But Maria Kyriakidou, Marina Morani, Nikki Soo and Stephen Cushion (Cardiff University) find that the public are good at spotting and dismissing it. Instead, they criticise confusing journalism and contradictory information from government, with many expressing dismay at the reporting of death rates and PPE shortages.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 12:00
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104332

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