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The Hamilton Spectator: Media’s role battling misinformation is critical

“Research tells us that correcting misinformation can work, especially if you provide accurate scientific facts and also highlight the rhetorical...

Zoomer TV: A USER'S GUIDE TO CHEATING DEATH

Mondays July 13 - Oct. 5, 2020 | 9pm ET / 6 PT

American Association for the Advancement of Science: False equivalencies: Online activism from left to right

One of Timothy Caulfield's publications are referenced in this article.

National Post: Our pick of the peak COVID gatherings of the summer (when we should have known better)

“People may not really get a sense of the harms they are inflicting,” said Caulfield. “That can make one little indulgence seem like not a big deal.”

Imaginations: Discussing The Anatomy Table and The Vaccination Picture

Over the last ten years, brothers Sean Caulfield (artist) and Timothy Caulfield (law professor) have collaborated on a number of interdisciplinary...

CTV News: Experts debunk 'immunity boosting' myth amid pandemic

Experts are warning against the dangers of misinformation surrounding so-called “immunity boosters” as we get closer to traditional flu season....

Media Smarts: Break the Fake: How to tell what's true online

Critical thinking isn’t about doubting everything: it’s about learning how to find out what is true. Because only truth can Break the Fake.

Mother Jones: Timothy Caulfield: We Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic Without Stopping the Infodemic

A pseudoscience mythbuster studies how bad information gets into the wrong hands—and what to do about it.

CANVax: ET1: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

CANVax: Rétablissement de la confiance envers les vaccins dans l’ère des faux reportages

Timothy Caulfield examine les défis et les opportunités de renforcement de la promotion de l’immunisation et de rétablissement de la confiance...

University Affairs: In the midst of the pandemic, academics are fighting a rising ‘infodemic’

As COVID-19 began to spread around the globe, so too did a toxic brew of rumours, misinformation and conspiracy theories. Caulfield’s research...

St. Albert Today: Combating the ‘info-demic’ with art and media smart Caulfield brothers

Timothy Caulfield is a health law professor famous for taking on pseudo-science and health quacks in the public eye. His brother Sean Caulfield is...

Global News: Edmonton’s Caulfield brothers battle COVID-19 misinformation with art, science

Two Edmonton brothers who are also prominent academics are combining science and art to battle misinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sean and...

CBC News: Caulfield brothers fight COVID-19 misinformation with art and science

U of A professors, Timothy and Sean Caulfield, encouraging people to think before sharing fake news

folio: Art project aims to make viewers look twice—and think twice—before sharing COVID-19 misinformation

U of A printmaker Sean Caulfield teams up with his brother, pseudoscience debunker Timothy Caulfield, to tackle COVID-19 infodemic.

The Globe and Mail: The COVID-19 pandemic will cause trust in science to be irreparably harmed

The problems associated with how COVID-19 science is being done and represented are not new. But the urgency of the situation – and the...

CADTH: Surviving the Infodemic: Can you trust Dr. Google?

Can You Trust Dr. Google? In case you missed our #COVID19 webinar with @CaulfieldTim on "Surviving the COVID-19 #Infodemic", you can now watch the...

COVID & More: Conversations with the McGill OSS and Professor Timothy Caulfield

What a fun “COVID & More” with our good friend Timothy Caulfield! Research Director of the University of Alberta's Health Law Institute, Canada...

Axios: Fighting the coronavirus infodemic

Individuals can do their part by practicing information distancing as well as social distancing. "If you can just nudge people to pause before they...

AHCJ: Resources for responsibly reporting on supplements during the pandemic

Two tip sheets from HealthNewsReview.org on reporting about supplements and vitamins have been added to the AHCJ Medical Studies tip sheets section...