Misinformation about science in the public sphere

Dietram A. Scheufele, Andrew J. Hoffman, Liz Neeley, and Czerne M. Reid

PNAS April 13, 2021 118 (15) e2104068118

The misinformation crisis exemplified and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic lays a gauntlet at the door of all science communicators. Scholars, experts, educators, activists, organizers, public servants, and philanthropists share an obligation to engage in “difficult, broad-based negotiation of moral, financial, and other societal trade-offs alongside a collective investigation of scientific potential” (18). In the end, it is our hope that this colloquium issue will stimulate deeper explorations of the causes and cures for misinformation, conducted in closer collaborations among researchers and practitioners.

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