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The rule of truth: how fallacies can help stem the Covid-19 infodemic

ECarmi, Elinor, Musi, Elena and Aloumpi, Myrto (2021) The rule of truth: how fallacies can help stem the Covid-19 infodemic. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Alongside COVID-19 as a viral pandemic, the World Health Organization was quick to declare COVID-19 an infodemic, a superabundance of online and offline information with the potential to undermine public health efforts. Here, Dr. Elinor Carmi, Dr. Myrto Aloumpi and Dr. Elena Musi discuss how philosophical fallacies can be instrumentalised in response to the COVID-19 infodemic and assist those coming into contact with fake news resist its rhetorical appeal.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 11:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108777

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