Author(s)/Creator(s)

Austin McNeill BrownFollow

Description/Abstract

In times of public health crises, like COVID-19, a country’s residents must be able to access valid, timely, and evidence-based information that can guide behaviors and prevention strategies. Disinformation undermines these efforts and represents an existential threat to U.S. population health.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

public health, disinformation, Psychopolitics

Disciplines

American Politics | Public Health

Date

7-7-2020

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Dr. Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for helpful edits on an earlier version of this brief and Lerner Center staff for publication and dissemination efforts.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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