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Northern News: Head of CDC gets COVID after getting new bivalent booster, leading to 'push back and mocking'

Caulfield: “I think [complacency] has made misinformation and ideological spin more persuasive. The personal risk/benefit analysis has shifted.”

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Center for Inquiry: CSICon Recap: Days Three and Four

Caulfield: "Thanks to all my friends and colleagues at #CSICon in Vegas. Honoured to be part of this terrific community!"

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CSICon: Misinformation and the (Big) Ideology Problem

Timothy Caulfield speaks at the annual CSICon amoung others such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Penn and Teller.

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Toronto Star: How an ‘alarming’ amount of monkeypox misinformation spread on TikTok

Zenone: "...always surprising how much misinformation can proliferate in such a short amount of time."

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Gizmodo: 11 Monkeypox Conspiracy Theories Got 1.4 Million Views on TikTok in One Day, Study Finds

Yes, the rage, the hate, and the fearmongering are big themes. It is exhausting to watch. Can the algorithms respond?

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Healthing: Monkeypox conspiracy theories spread like wildfire on TikTok

Monkeypox conspiracy theories spread like wildfire on TikTok. “The studies have shown that those algorithms do push information,” Timothy Caulfield says.

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Bloomberg: Conspiracy Theories Spread Quickly on TikTok. Health Officials Need to Be as Fast

Our new study: "Misinformation spreads so quickly that public health officials should be monitoring social media platforms in real time to debunk bogus claims, a new study suggests"

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CBC News: Danielle Smith shared link to antisemitic blog while writing about potential of global currency

Caulfied: "she's basically embracing the stars of [the #antivaxx] movement. These are individuals who are well-known anti-vaxxers who spread harmful misinformation."

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The Calgary Sun: U of A study tracks speedy spread of monkeypox misinformation on TikTok

Caulfield: "...these conspiracy theories cluster. They’re so consistent: the rage, the conspiracy ideation — this idea that they have access to special knowledge..."

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CBC News: Monkeypox conspiracy theories spread rapidly on TikTok, says U of A researcher

Caulfield: Misinformation "emerges incredibly quickly and does damage very, very quickly..."

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MedPage Today: TikTok Traffic on Monkeypox Conspiracy Theories Swelled After WHO's Alert

Zenone, "distorted, untrue portrayals of global and public health infrastructure and motives."

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Ualberta Folio: Monkeypox misinformation on TikTok follows a familiar pattern, study shows

Caulfield: “I watched hundreds of videos, and it's exhausting to see the rage and the consistency of the messaging...”

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The Atlantic: Don’t Pay for Cord-Blood Banking

Caulfield: “It’s playing to parental guilt and the desire for parents to have healthy children and do whatever they can for their kids. There’s a huge market based on exactly that.”

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The Washington Post: Oz has promoted false health claims. What if he pushed vaccinations?

"... his candidacy has encouraged the news media to examine his longtime spread of misinformation, including what University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield called in Scientific American “misleading, science-free and unproven alternative therapies.”"

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Real Talk - Ryan Jespersen: Misinformation Buster Timothy Caulfield

Professor Timothy Caulfield on COVID revisionism and TikTok misinformation.

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Till and McCulloch 2022: Let's Step Up: Countering Misinformation Works!

It was an honour to work with the Stem Cell Network and colleagues Megan Munsie and Krishana Sankar at #TMM2022 last week.

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Pain Society of Alberta: Science-ploitation and the Rise of Science-y Unproven Therapies

"One anecdote can overwhelm our ability to think scientifically. That one anecdote, story, testimonial, celebrity endorsement, can overwhelm millions of bits of good data." Timothy Caulfield gets real with “science-ploitation” and the rise of misinformation at #PainABWPS2022.

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Unleashed: Debunking Misinformation

Sneak peek! Next week on the Unleashed Podcast, Canadian author Timothy Caulfield shares the best ways to debunk information. Listen to the full episode on October 20th.

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The Edmonton Journal: Facing backlash, Alberta premier clarifies comments on discrimination of unvaccinated people

Caulfield: “The lack of insight into our history, the lack of insight into the value of vaccinations and the lack of insight into how vaccine policies work and why those policies exist — it’s stunning.”

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Forbes: New Alberta, Canada, Premier Claims Unvaccinated Are ‘The Most Discriminated Against Group’

"...ultimately most of the [unvaccinated] have chosen not get vaccinated despite recommendations from public health experts based on scientific evidence."

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CBC News: Doctors seeing resistance to blood transfusions over unfounded COVID vaccine concerns

Caulfield: "This really highlights how powerful misinformation can be. It can really have an impact in a way that can be dangerous."

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Trending Now Tonight: Misinformation expert explains what Alex Jones verdict means

Caulfield: 1) love decision and highlights lies can (sometimes) have consequences; and 2) don't buy the "silencing" rhetoric. This is the marketplace of ideas working!

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Toronto Star: Alberta Premier Danielle Smith didn’t mean to ‘trivialize’ others in calling unvaxxed the ‘most discriminated against’ group, she says

Caulfield: Her “stunning” comments showed a total lack of understanding of public health policy.

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The Edmonton Journal: 'Calm, not more chaos': Alberta health-care workers call for stability after Smith's win

Caulfield: “She’s created this really problematic false dichotomy … the belief that alternative medicine is about prevention and ‘western medicine’ is not, and that’s just wrong.”

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Raising Canada 2022: When kids thrive, Canada thrives

“Teaching children to pause and think” (strategies like #StopNowAndPlan can help)

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Morning Brew: Why does every fitness influencer suddenly hate seed oils?

Caulfield: “There’s never any magical way towards a healthy lifestyle."

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TMM: Misinformation and Public Trust in Science: Implications for Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Network panel on Misinformation.

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BIOTECanada: Mis-information Overload

Timothy Caulfield kicked-off BIOTECanada's BIONATION2022 with a powerful and dynamic presentation on the impact of misinformation in society. His is a message that cannot be delivered too often.

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Let's Get Social: Leveraging Social Media for Science

In a sea of #Misinformation crowded #SocialMedia landscape, how can we leverage social media for #Science? Join us for a free webinar during #ScienceLiteracyWeek ft. an all-star lineup of #Scientists who have taken social media by storm. Register here.

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Anticipating CSICon 2022: A Video Interview with Timothy Caulfield

The amazing Timothy Caulfield sat down with us to discuss believing BS, the dangers of Gwyneth Paltrow, and this year's CSICon 2022 at the Flamingo Vegas.

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2022 Snider Lecturer: Timothy Caulfield

University of Toronto "Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?" September 22, 2022

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CBC News: What's a 'clean' beauty product? No one can say for sure

Caulfield: "What they're really selling is an idea. They're selling sort of a gestalt. They're selling a vibe. They're not selling reality."

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The Body of Evidence: Are Vitamins a Waste of Money?

(22:48) The porous regulations that allow vitamin supplements to be sold and how Mel Gibson played a key role in this system, with health policy expert Timothy Caulfield.

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National Post: Ontario doctor suspended for spreading COVID disinformation, latest in string of pandemic-defying MDs

Caulfield: “Misinformation kills people. That’s how serious this topic is.”

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CTV News Calgary: UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith under fire by all political stripes for cancer comments

Caulfield: "We don’t need to legitimize pseudoscience, we need more good science.”

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Science Literacy Workshop: Let's Get Social: Leveraging Social Media for Science

“Debunking Works, More Please!” In this presentation, Professor Caulfield will explore what the most recent evidence tells us about the nature and source of the current infodemic. He will also provide recommendations about how we can (and must) respond.

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Medical Xpress: Survey looks at why patients request stem cell treatments

Zubin Master: “…many thought stem cells were better than surgery or the standard of care.” [Nope.]

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Nike Trained: Exposing Misinformation in Wellness

On Tim's episode of the Nike Trained podcast, he talks about misinformation in the wellness industry, how to spot it and what we can do about it.

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"I call this scienceploitation"

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Toronto Star: Too good to be true: Timothy Caulfield on misinformation and trust in health

$130 million was wasted on ivermectin prescriptions by private insurers alone in one year in the U.S. That’s doctors prescribing ivermectin for COVID with no evidence to support it. Completely driven by misinformation.

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Science VS. Snake Oil: Debunking Bunk in this Crazy World (with Timothy Caulfield)

Timothy Caulfield joins Seth Andrews for a compelling and fun conversation about information and misinformation in the media age

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York Ideas: Relax: A user’s guide to life in the age of anxiety - Timothy Caulfield

Coffee, good or bad? 8 glasses of water? How to park? Wine? Exercise? (Always yes.)

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TikTok Is Flooded With Health Myths. These Creators Are Pushing Back: The New York Times

Caulfield: Powerful personal anecdote, testimonial or narrative could overwhelm people’s ability to think scientifically. ... “those elements have made it a very consumable and powerful way to spread misinformation.”

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York Festival of Ideas: Relax: A user’s guide to life in the age of anxiety

How many cups of coffee should I drink? Are work meetings really worth the time? Do I really have to floss? Award-winning public-health expert Timothy Caulfield tackles our daily dilemmas - from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep - and the innumerable cultural, social and psychological forces shaping the decisions we make.

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CBC Listen: What is in the Klondike Papers anyway? We ask Timothy Caulfield

The left want a conspiracy theory too! What the heck are the Klondike Papers? Soon: on @CBCSask with @SLangeneggerCBC to explore the rise of conspiracy theories in Canada – on the political right AND left cc @WhitfieldJanani

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Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan

Soon: on Ottawa Morning to talk about how Canadians have embraced conspiracy theories. The consequences? It is killing people, justifying hate and discrimination, and perverting our democratic process.

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640 Toronto: What is the Great Replacement theory and why does it have misinfo experts concerned?

Kelly speaks with Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, based at the University of Alberta, who specializes in misinformation.

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Toronto Star: ‘Kind of terrifying’: Numbers show racist Great Replacement conspiracy theory has found audience in Canada

“I think what a lot of these polls reflect is a normalization and almost an institutionalization of conspiracy theories...”

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Professors Ubaka Ogbogu and Timothy Caulfield receive Stem Cell Network grant

The grant will support research into legal, ethical and social implications surrounding regenerative medicine therapies

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Global News: ‘Anyone can get monkeypox’: experts emphasize science-first messaging

Caulfield: "It’s always really important to lead with the headline and the headline is that anyone can get monkeypox." "...make sure that messaging doesn’t stigmatize..."

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TELUS Fund: A User's Guide to Cheating Death

Seems everyone wants to live forever and look good doing it. The anti-aging industry is worth around $10 billion a year. How much of it actually works? Find out in A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

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Edmonton Journal: Monkeypox questions and answers from Alberta experts after one case found in the province

Caulfield: “The disease is primarily spread through close contact...". Accurate information is key! Please, #ScienceUpFirst.

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Genetic Literacy Project: COVID misinformation doctors make rounds on lucrative rightwing speech circuit

Big right-wing, conservative political movements have extensive involvement from MDs flagged for spreading medical misinformation.

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My 30 second “detox”!

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The Quad: Lowering the Flag: Dr. Frederick Otto

The University of Alberta banner is flying at half-mast from June 27–30, 2022 in remembrance of Dr. Frederick Otto.

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The Globe and Mail: As monkeypox outbreak grows, fears of stigmatization for LGBTQ community on the rise

Caulfield: "The discrimination and stigmatization, not only do they hurt those communities, they hurt our ability to fight the disease..."

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Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging: Walk With Me 2022

It's day 2 of #WalkWithMe2022, and we have many more insightful and engaging sessions to make you change the way you think about aging. The day kicks off with keynote speaker Timothy Caulfield right now!

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Yahoo: Popular festival set to return to York next month

Canadian scientist and public health expert Timothy Caulfield will explore ways to reduce individual stress in an anxiety-filled world, while former NHS team leader Wendy Mitchell will debunk some of the myths around dementia.

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MaRS Impact Health

Meet the brilliant minds on the frontlines of Canada’s healthcare revolution.

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Toronto Star: More federal government workers were exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations for religious reasons than medical concerns, data shows

Caulfield: “Having an ideological position against vaccines, that’s not a religious position.”

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Thought Leader: Executive Leadership Forum 2022

Thought Leader Timothy Caulfield presents at the Executive Leadership Forum next month! Caulfield debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector for the benefit of the public and decision-makers.

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Healthing: U of R policy researcher receives national stem cell funding for team project

The project is the recipient of just over $700,000 in funding from Stem Cell Network (SCN) as part of a $19.5 million investment from the non-profit supporting 31 research projects involving regenerative medicine with either a clinical, ethical or legal focus. Zarzeczny’s project is a collaboration with Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy professor Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu from the University of Alberta, as well as international partners from a variety of countries, including Australia, U.K., South Africa and France, offering expertise in law, science communication and medicine.

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CBC News: Have Albertans come to accept COVID's high death toll? Experts weigh in

Caulfield: "I know that the pandemic is still touching people's lives. I lost my father-in-law just over two weeks ago from COVID."

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CBC News: Legal experts accuse Leslyn Lewis of 'fearmongering' over WHO pandemic pact

Caulfield: "This is nothing more than fearmongering. There is nothing to support these really strong assertions."

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MED PAGE TODAY: Should Doctors Worry About 'Nuremberg 2.0?'

Caulfield: "completely misleading..." And "a bit of a paradox because Nuremberg was used against a far-right regime, and here you have the alt-right rolling out that language."

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MED PAGE TODAY: Misinformation Docs See Their Political Stars Rise

Malone, McCullough, Pierre Kory, et al. "Their rhetoric at these events frequently leans ideologic rather than scientific." Caulfield: Health misinformation increasingly about ideology.

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Scientific American: Dr. Oz Shouldn’t Be a Senator—or a Doctor

His brand of misinformation has already tarnished medicine. In the halls of Congress, he’d do much worse.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's 35th Annual Research Day and Award Banquet

Battling Bunk: Evidence-Based Strategies to Counter Misinformation

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Stem Cell Network Special Funding Announcement

Partners in research Ubaka Ogbogu, Amy Zarzeczny, and Timothy Caulfield received over $700k to investigate regulatory and social license for cutting-edge regenerative therapies.

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CDTRP Media Workshop Series on ODT and Health Literacy: Engaging the public online during policy change

The CDTRP, in collaboration with the Health Law Institute from the University of Alberta, is happy to announce the second Media Workshop on Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) and Health Literacy on May 17, 2022.

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The Space: Top Tip: Busy isn't always a dirty word

Fun take on using advice from Timothy Caulfield, author of Relax: A User’s Guide To Life In The Age Of Anxiety, we’re going to teach you how to be busy without having a mental breakdown.

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The Pathologist: Video: Fake News! Combating misinformation in science and medicine

Timothy Caulfield notes he enjoyed this discussion! Cover lots, including how scientific uncertainty and ideology used to push bunk.

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Business Insider: Vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers who invoked 'my body, my choice' in the pandemic are now lining up to support the end of Roe v. Wade

Caulfield: "The conceptual inconsistency would be laughable if the issues weren't so crucially important..."

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The Pathologist: Fake News! Combating misinformation in science and medicine

Caulfield: "...we’re starting to get a lot of revisionist history of what happened at the height of the pandemic... That is all nonsense. The misinformation was pretty clear..."

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AAMC: Why do so many Americans distrust science?

“Trust in scientific institutions has taken a huge hit,” says Timothy Caulfield, LLM, research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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The Conversation: Canada needs better CBD policies to protect consumers from unlicensed products

Marco Zenone: Great to see our study investigating how CBD sellers advertise their products online featured here. @jeremycsnyder @ValorieCrooks

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Gizmodo: Paging Dr. Musk: Please STFU

Caulfield: Elon Musk noise on psychiatric meds "can have an impact on public perception of pharmaceuticals"

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Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: Dr. Oz

University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield looks at the powerful influence that celebrities like Dr. Mehmet Oz have on shaping our health landscape.

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Toronto Star: Why the Novavax COVID vaccine has developed such a fandom — and why it matters

Key: > vaccination and want people comfortable with their choice. But does framing as "traditional" vaccine legitimize misinformation about mRNA vaccines?

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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety: Misinformation is a Patient Safety Issue

Caulfield: “Celebrity wellness hype contributes to our ‘culture of untruth’ by both inviting an erosion of critical thinking and promoting what is popular rather than what is true.”

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The New York Stem Cell Foundation: Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Experts Discuss How To Protect Yourself From This Global Health Issue

Caulfield: "I call this ‘scienceploitation,’ where someone takes real, exciting science and uses it to market bunk.”

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Zoomer Radio: Go To Grandma

Kathy Buckworth will host Timothy Caulfield on Go To Grandma on April 30 @ 7:30am Why do some people see science as opinion, not fact? Why do scammers scam?

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New York Post: I had a dead pandemic sex life until I discovered ‘female Viagra’

Caulfield: “more exploitive noise (wrapped in bogus ’empowerment’ rhetoric).”

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Debunking Denialism: Article Library

400+ science-based articles debunking different forms of pseudoscience.

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CDTRP: Media Workshop on ODT and Health Literacy

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program is hosting a Media Workshop on ODT and Health Literacy. Professor Caulfield's talk is on Media Perspective.

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McGill: Health information literacy and critical thinking to the rescue

Health Quackery Exhibit McGill Library. The Turret. Health Quackery Exhibit

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Edmonton Public Teachers: Relax Dammit! Book Study + QandA with the author!

Local 37 brings Timothy Caulfield, author or Relax Dammit! via Zoom.

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Genetic Literacy Project: Why the COVID cult of ivermectin won’t die

Caulfield, "Ivermectin very quickly became not about science but about ideology and in-group signaling."

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CityNews: With proven COVID-19 treatments, why some still opting for unproven drugs?

Caulfield: "It's not about science anymore, #ivermectin has become an ideological flag."

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CBC News: Alberta's pandemic messaging under fire as COVID-19 rates rise

Caulfield: "By not acknowledging what's going on, I think you invite the public to not acknowledge it, too...."

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New York Stem Cell Foundation and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics

How to accelerate legitimate stem cell therapies while protecting patients from fraudulent clinics?

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Canadian Respiratory Conference 2022

Come learn about the roots of misinformation and how healthcare professionals can fight back and build public trust. 1100-1145 Timothy Caulfield, Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

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NBC News Think: Why the Covid cult of ivermectin won't die

There has never been good clinical evidence to support the use of this drug. But the debate over its use is really about ideology and in-group signaling — not science.

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Peculiar Book Club: Relax Dammit

Timothy Caulfield will appear in Season 3 on December 1, 2022

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CBC Newsroom: Will politicians reinstate COVID restrictions ahead of elections in Ont. and Que.?

Aarti Pole speaks to Timothy Caulfield about whether the public should prepare for the return of restrictions, as provinces begin seeing a surge with the 6th wave of COVID-19.

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980 CKNW: Why is it so easy to lean into bad news?

The Jill Bennett Show

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Point of Inquiry: Timothy Caulfield on the Infodemic and Spread of Misinformation

Is it misinformation or disinformation? Timothy Caulfield answers all of your most pressing social media navigation questions in this post-COVID digital age.

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Listen Notes: Timothy Caulfield Top Podcast Episodes

Timothy Caulfield Top Podcast Episodes

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Toronto Star: How vaccination status might predict views on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Caulfield: Within days of the invasion, antivaxxers in my feed were supporting #Putin.

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CODA: REJECTING SCIENCE PART 1: MEDICINE, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MISINFORMATION

One key point: institutions need to support healthcare professionals who are fighting bunk on social media!

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Enquête sur les comportements avec les soins de santé alternatifs

FRENCH VERSION https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePpjrq2mDwUqRnM

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Survey: Risk-Taking Behaviours with Alternative Healthcare

The HLI needs participants to complete a short anonymous survey about alternative healthcare, and the factors that encourage people to use it. This work is being carried out by researchers from our team and the University of British Columbia's School of Nursing. English and French versions are available here: ENGLISH VERSION: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FdcETwxlFcwPIO

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Coffee Up First

Science Up First presents Instagram Live with Timothy Caulfield.

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Omny: Mask mandates are being lifted in Canada

Great chat with Daryl McIntyre on 630 CHED about the science and divisiveness of masks.

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Timothy Caulfield on TikTok

Center for Inquiry on TikTok with Timothy Caulfield. Timothy Caulfield on #misinformation #disinformation #fakenewsbuster #skepticthinker #debunktok

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630 Ched Mornings: Mask mandates are being lifted in Canada

The mask issue will likely continue to divide. The data is messy (though no doubt a valuable public health tool!). This invites ideological spin. Soon: talking with Daryl McIntyre on 630 CHED about masks and more...

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CBC News: Masks could be here to stay in Canada — even as provinces ditch mandates

Caulfield: "the science doesn't really give us a bright line as to when 'OK, now we can stop.' The data is messy ... that creates the opportunity to politicize the message."

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The Conversation: Non-invasive prenatal testing: Online discussions show risk perception is highly personal

Alessandro Marcon and Vardit Ravitsky

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The Globe and Mail: Physicians who spread misinformation may be eroding trust in health care system, experts say

Caulfield: "when the misinformation is coming from a trusted source, such as a doctor or scientist the effects can be 'so damaging.'"

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National Post: Last gasp for masks: Provinces end COVID mandates but some doctors say to keep them

Caulfield: “There is no bright line saying, ‘Now is the time to remove #mask mandates.’”

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Centre For Inquiry: “And Yet There Are a Lot of Flat Earth Nazis” — easy ivermectin; atheist street pirates; Russian disinfo; Carl Sagan and They Might Be Giants

"Last night, we had Tim Caulfield on Skeptical Inquirer Presents for an awesome talk on the battle against the infodemic and to get the Balles Prize in Critical Thinking."

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Skeptical Inquirer: Infodemic: How the Hell Did It Get This Bad?

This Thursday! Yep, gonna talk polarization, ideology, and impact of celebrity noise (that's you #JoeRogan, #AaronRodgers, et al.).

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Global News: Battling conspiracies and harmful information through the pandemic

Caulfield's first tip: Watch the use of anecdotes to support misinformation. You. Need. Science.

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Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: Science proves to be messy on the fly

Caulfield: “Often these fringe perspectives that aren’t rooted in the body of evidence actually get more air time than they are warranted. There is a huge problem with false balance."

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Learning to live with COVID-19: Health policy professor explains what living with COVID really means and combats misinformation

The Morning Edition - Sask with Stefani Langenegger Is it time to learn to learn with COVID? We speak to Timothy Caulfield about "learning to live with COVID" in the age of misinformation. He is Canada Research Chair and professor in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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Center For Inquiry: "How the Hell Did It Get This Bad? Timothy Caulfield Battles the Infodemic"

The spread of misinformation seems to intensify with each passing week. From social media to cable news to popular podcasts, science-free bunk is everywhere. The ongoing “infodemic” is doing tangible harm to public health, public discourse, and public trust. How did we get here and what can we do about it? On Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET, Timothy Caulfield returns to plan the next phase of the battle against bunk on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents live online event.

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Ep. 26 Dr. Timothy Caulfield Confronts Misinformation

Confronting The Madness with Mark Korthuis.

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Pocket Mags: Timothy Caulfield, Susan Gerbic Awarded Balles Prizes for Critical Thinking

Every year, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI)—a program of the Center for Inquiry and publisher of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER—honors the creators of the published work that best communicates the importance of skepticism and empirical science with the Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking.

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CityNews: What does 'learning to live with COVID' really look like?

As the Omicron wave subsides and governments ease restrictions, a growing number of Canadians are in favour of a future where we don't tailor our lives to the virus. But is that possible?

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The Big Story: What does "learning to live with Covid" really look like?

As the Omicron wave subsides and governments ease restrictions, a growing number of Canadians are in favour of a future where we don't tailor our lives to the virus. But is that possible?

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'No air of reality': Judge shoots down private prosecution of Doug Ford over COVID vaccine 'crimes'

Caulfield: “It’s a powerful anecdote about the sway of both social media and misinformation...”

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Washington Post: Shaky science led to a rush of 'paraben-free' beauty products

Caulfield: Chemophobia is “the narrative that brands like Goop and Honest Company like to sell, and unfortunately, it’s extremely effective.”

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Mother Jones: These Doctors’ Groups Are Cheering On the Anti-Vax Truckers

Caulfield: "American disinformation groups are 'trying to exploit the fear and anxiety and frustration that Canadians are feeling.'"

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CTV Morning Live: Joe Rogan Accused of Spreading Misinformation on Spotify

Professor of Law at the University of Alberta, Timothy Caulfield discusses the controversy regarding Joe Rogan and Spotify on CTV Morning Live.

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Big Tech: Your Facts Aren’t My Facts — Joe Rogan and Our Infodemic Age

Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, joins BigTechPodcast's Taylor Owen to discuss how the Joe Rogan/Spotify COVID misinformation controversy reflects a moment of mistrust in science and the weaponizing of the scientific process.

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The Reach Out: Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield shares why exercise and fitness are important.

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CIGI: Your Facts Aren’t My Facts — Joe Rogan and Our Infodemic Age

Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, joins host Taylor Owen to discuss how the Joe Rogan/Spotify COVID misinformation controversy reflects a moment of deep-seated mistrust in science and the weaponizing of the scientific process.

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CBC The National: B.C. doctors draw crowds with COVID-19 misinformation presentations

Lyndsay Duncombe takes CBC The National to see the "Doctors on Tour" and speaks with Charles Hoffe and Stephen Malthouse about their anti-vax roadshow. With excellent commentary by Alastair McAlpine and Timothy Caulfield. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC declined an interview.

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CBC News: 2 B.C. doctors went on a COVID-19 speaking tour. Colleagues say their misinformation put public at risk

Caulfield: "We know this is dangerous. We know that misinformation can have an impact on beliefs and behaviours."

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CBC News: Among Nova Scotia's unvaccinated, it's not just anti-vaxxers who remain

Caulfield: "when you're a close friend to someone you know and you've shared life experiences with them, I think you can have a greater impact..."

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CTV News: Bowing to political pressure or pandemic data? Nearly half of UCP MLAs wants Alta. COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Caulfield: "driven by the controversies surrounding the protests we are seeing...not by the science and sensible public health decision-making"?

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CBC News: Canada is shifting to 'living with the virus' — for better or worse

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: "It's premature for any country either to surrender or to declare victory." Timothy Caulfield: "It means that we're constantly going to have to be vigilant."

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Toronto Star: Why this Toronto scientist clashed with a premier over COVID data — and the uncounted dead

Caulfield: "For him to use the language of battling misinformation to try to discredit the work of a legitimate scientist, it is frustrating."

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Timothy Caulfield | Infodemic: The Battle Continues

Timothy Caulfield will discuss how conspiracy theories and harmful misinformation are defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Post: 'Don't tell me what to do': How Canada underestimated the anti-vaccine community

Caulfield: Vaccination = altruism. "To not get vaccinated based on misinformation and ideological spin, and to spread misinformation that hurts others, is, well, morally wrong.”

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The Globe and Mail: Neil Young’s dispute with Spotify over Joe Rogan increases pressure on streamer to monitor content

Caulfield: "worried that Mr. Rogan would 'falsely balance' scientifically supported views and those that are discredited but popular."

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The Globe and Mail: It’s a delusion to think mass spread of Omicron will end the pandemic

Murdoch's latest article in the Globe and Mail focuses on how Omicron will provide little immunity, leading to a crisis of repeated infection unless we change our behaviour.

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CBC News: Protest convoy highlights 'power of misinformation,' expert says

No doubt misinformation playing big role. Also, extreme elements weaponizing scientific uncertainty and (understandable) frustration.

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Montecristo: When Did Wellness Become so Unhealthy?

Term "wellness" has been captured by those promoting bunk for bucks. Caulfield: “If you’re not trying to improve yourself, you’re living wrong. It’s a horrible message...”

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CBC News: Windsor-Essex paramedics' union tweets opposition to vaccine mandates; says they are based on lies

Timothy Caulfield said the tweets have a "threatening" tone and that the misinformation in the thread can be quite harmful to the public.

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Healthy Debate: Let evidence be our guide: Misinformation most insidious when it comes from health-care professionals

Concerned researchers and experts from CoVaRR-Net, their response to the misinformation filled comment in Globe and Mail by Doidge.

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Vice: The Dangerous World of Anti-Vax Vegans